The role of selected RNA-binding proteins and small RNAs in bacterial pathogenicity
In a previous differential RNA-seq (dRNA-seq) approach we identified 24 sRNAs in the plant-pathogenic bacterium Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria. We demonstrated a role in infection for two of these RNAs. To further study the impact of sRNAs on infection and identify novel sRNAs, we sequenced RNA (cDNA) of infected plant tissue at different time points. The sequencing data will be analyzed with a focus on differentially abundant RNAs in both the pathogen and the host plant tomato.
Supervisor: Prof. Ulla Bonas