Query: NC_013421:1696746 Pectobacterium wasabiae WPP163, complete genome Lineage: Pectobacterium wasabiae; Pectobacterium; Enterobacteriaceae; Enterobacteriales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Temp: Mesophile; Habitat: Host. Pectobacterium wasabiae is a causal agent of soft rot disease of plants, an economically important pathogen of many crops. A pathogenic Gram-negative bacterium.
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General Information: This strain can suppress the diseases caused by Rhizoctonia solani and Pythium ultimum which affect cotton plants. The production of a number of antibiotics (pyrrolnitrin, pyoluteorin, and 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol) as well as the production of siderophores (which may affect the ability of competing organisms to obtain environmental iron) by this strain can inhibit phytopathogen growth such as the above-mentioned fungi. The genome of this organism contains a number of genes, estimated at 5.7 % of the chromosome, that encode proteins that are involved in secondary metabolism. A large number of repeat elements (REP) are also found in the genome in greater numbers than in related Pseudomonas spp.