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Characterization of the inaA gene and expression of ice nucleation phenotype in Pantoea ananatis isolates from Maize White Spot disease

A. M. Miller, Figueiredo, J. E. F., Linde, G. A., Colauto, N. B., Paccola-Meirelles, L. D., Miller, A. M., Figueiredo, J. E. F., Linde, G. A., Colauto, N. B., and Paccola-Meirelles, L. D., Characterization of the inaA gene and expression of ice nucleation phenotype in Pantoea ananatis isolates from Maize White Spot disease, vol. 15, p. -, 2016.

Maize White Spot (MWS), a foliar disease caused by Pantoea ananatis, could cause up to 60% yield loss. Some strains of P. ananatis harboring the ice nucleation gene inaA catalyze the formation of ice nuclei, causing tissue damage at temperatures slightly below freezing. Little is known about the relationship between the presence of the ina gene in this maize pathogen and its expression during the phenomenon of ice nucleus formation.

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