Biofilm formation and dispersal in Xanthomonas campestris

Lisa Crossman, J. Maxwell Dow

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Xanthomonas campestris pathovar campestris is the causal agent of black rot disease of cruciferous plants. A cell-cell signalling system encoded by genes within the rpf cluster is required for the full virulence of this plant pathogen. This system has recently been implicated in regulation of the formation and dispersal of Xanthomonas biofilms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)623-629
Number of pages7
JournalMicrobes and Infection
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - May 2004


  • Biofilm dispersal
  • Cell-cell signalling
  • diffusible signal factor
  • DSF
  • Mannanase
  • QS
  • quorum sensing
  • Virulence
  • Xanthan
  • Xanthomonas

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