Plant and Micobial BiotechnologyPathogenic MechanismsBacterial Genetics & GenomicsPlant-Microbe Interactions
My research interests include genetics and genomics of plant-microbe and microbe-microbe interactions, Regulation of virulence and pathogenicity in plant pathogenic bacteria, Applications and adoption of agricultural biotechnology in developing world
Identification of a global repressor gene, rsmA, of Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora that controls extracellular enzymes, N-(3-oxohexanoyl)-L- homoserine lactone, and pathogenicity in soft-rotting Erwinia spp.
Journal of Bacteriology (1995)
Inactivation of rsmA leads to overproduction of extracellular pectinases, cellulases, and proteases in Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora in the absence of the starvation/cell density-sensing signal, N-(3-oxohexanoyl)-L- homoserine lactone