Pseudomonas fluorescens F113 type VI secretion systems mediate bacterial killing and adaption to the rhizosphere microbiome
Bernal Guzmán, Patricia
Vázquez Arias, David
Blanco Romero, Esther
Garrido Sanz, Daniel
Redondo Nieto, Miguel
|Department||Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Microbiología y Parasitología|
|Published in||Scientific Reports, 11, 5772.|
|Abstract||The genome of Pseudomonas fluorescens F113, a model rhizobacterium and a plant growth-promoting agent, encodes three putative type VI secretion systems (T6SSs); F1-, F2- and F3-T6SS. Bioinformatic analysis of the F113 T6SSs ...
The genome of Pseudomonas fluorescens F113, a model rhizobacterium and a plant growth-promoting agent, encodes three putative type VI secretion systems (T6SSs); F1-, F2- and F3-T6SS. Bioinformatic analysis of the F113 T6SSs has revealed that they belong to group 3, group 1.1, and group 4a, respectively, similar to those previously described in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. In addition, in silico analyses allowed us to identify genes encoding a total of five orphan VgrG proteins and eight putative effectors (Tfe), some with their cognate immunity protein (Tfi) pairs. Genes encoding Tfe and Tfi are found in the proximity of P. fluorescens F113 vgrG, hcp, eagR and tap genes. RNA-Seq analyses in liquid culture and rhizosphere have revealed that F1- and F3-T6SS are expressed under all conditions, indicating that they are active systems, while F2-T6SS did not show any relevant expression under the tested conditions. The analysis of structural mutants in the three T6SSs has shown that the active F1- and F3-T6SSs are involved in interbacterial killing while F2 is not active in these conditions and its role is still unknown.. A rhizosphere colonization analysis of the double mutant affected in the F1- and F3-T6SS clusters showed that the double mutant was severely impaired in persistence in the rhizosphere microbiome, revealing the importance of these two systems for rhizosphere adaption.
|Citation||Durán, D., Bernal Guzmán, P., Vázquez Arias, D., Blanco Romero, E., Garrido Sanz, D., Redondo Nieto, M.,...,Martín, M. (2021). Pseudomonas fluorescens F113 type VI secretion systems mediate bacterial killing and adaption to the rhizosphere microbiome. Scientific Reports, 11, 5772.|