The molecular genetics of the kiwifruit pathogen, Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae (Psa): A ‘pseudo-valedictory’
Our genetic analysis of the outbreak in New Zealand of bacterial canker in kiwifruit formed the basis of the successful claim against the Crown/MPI for about $650 million. The analysis also revealed some interesting evolutionary changes occurring in the New Zealand Psa, including the presence of isolates apparently lacking the Hrp/Type III secretion system. To analyse these strains further, we have constructed a CRISPR-Cas9 based system for gene editing in Psa. This construction depended on the availability of PacBio long read DNA sequencing.
|Date||Tuesday, 6 November 2018|
|Time||12:00pm - 1:00pm|
|Event Category||Health Sciences|
|Location||Biochemistry Seminar Room 231|