Understanding the Role of Mqo and Malic Enzyme in Growth of Plant Pathogen DC3000

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Zabrina Ebert , Elmhurst College
Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato strain DC3000 is a bacterium known to cause disease in tomato plants. A mutant strain lacking both the mqo and malic enzyme gene fails to grow in minimal media cultures with malate suggesting that malic enzyme is allowing the strain without mqo to complete TCA.