ISSN 1392-3196 / e-ISSN 2335-8947
Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, vol. 103, No. 2 (2016), p. 199–206
DOI 10.13080/z-a.2016.103.026

Molecular characterization of Pseudomonas syringae pvs. from different host plants by repetitive sequence-based PCR and multiplex-PCR

Renata ILIČIĆ, Jelica BALAŽ, Vera STOJŠIN, Ferenc BAGI, Radmila PIVIĆ,


Pseudomonas syringae pvs., isolated from different cultivars of sweet cherry grown in several locations in Serbia, were characterized and compared with strains collected earlier from sour and sweet cherry and oil pumpkin growing in this region, as well as with reference strains P. syringae pv. morsprunorum race 1 CFBP2119, P. s. pv. lachrymans 765R and P. s. pv. syringae H-1. By employing LOPAT and GATTa tests, isolates were identified as P. syringae pv. syringae and P. s. pv. morsprunorum race 1. Simultaneous detection of syringomycin synthesis (syrB) and syringomycin secretion (syrD) genes in multiplex-polymerase chain reaction (m-PCR) was used for P. syringae pv. syringae confirmation. All isolates detected as P. syringae pv. morsprunorum race 1 after biochemical characterization were positive for cfl gene amplification. Using a repetitive sequence-based PCR (rep-PCR) both syringae and morsprunorum race 1 pathovars were clustered separately, with 42% similarity. No significant differences between isolates in each pathovar were noted, although they were collected from different sweet cherry cultivars and varying localities. The most similar to the P. syringae pv. syringae isolates was strain T6 with 19% similarity, followed by strain Tk21 from oil pumpkin – 25%. The isolates of both pathovars were detected on the same location (Selenca, Serbia) and the same cultivar (‘Merchant’), albeit in two different years.

Key words: oil pumpkin, sour cherry, sweet cherry, cfl, syrB, syrD.

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