Necessity requires no decision: carbon source-dependent pattern of antimicrobial activity and gene expression in Pseudomonas donghuensis P482 [post]

Marta Matuszewska, Tomasz Maciag, Magdalena Rajewska, Aldona Wierzbicka, Sylwia Jafra
2021 unpublished
Pseudomonas donghuensis P482 is a tomato rhizosphere isolate with the ability to inhibit growth of bacterial and fungal plant pathogens. Herein, we analysed the impact of the carbon source on the antibacterial activity of P482 and expression of the selected genes of three genomic regions in the P482 genome. These regions are involved in the synthesis of pyoverdine, 7‑hydroxytropolone (7-HT) and an unknown compound ("cluster 17") and are responsible for antimicrobial activity of P482. We showed
more » ... hat the P482 mutants, defective in these regions, show variations and contrasting patterns of growth inhibition of the target pathogen under given nutritional conditions (with glucose or glycerol as a carbon source). We also selected and validated the reference genes for gene expression studies in P. donghuensis P482. Amongst ten candidate genes, we found gyrB, rpoD and mrdA the most stably expressed. Using selected reference genes in RT-qPCR, we assessed the expression of the genes of interest under minimal medium conditions with glucose or glycerol as carbon sources. Glycerol was shown to negatively affect the expression of genes necessary for 7-HT synthesis. The significance of this finding in the light of the role of nutrient (carbon) availability in biological plant protection is discussed.
doi:10.21203/ fatcat:vff7jpopbvaepe5stxcgyqjhkq