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Research Project: Effect of Plant Systemic Resistance and Role of Type III Secretion System in Colonization of Basil and Lettuce by Salmonella enterica

Location: Produce Safety and Microbiology Research

Project Number: 2030-42000-050-004-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Oct 1, 2015
End Date: Jun 30, 2019

To investigate the effect of systemic resistance and the role of type III secretion system in colonization of lettuce and basil by Salmonella.

Conduct Salmonella population dynamics studies in systemic acquired resistance(SAR)-induced and noninduced plants; screen a tagged transposon library of Samonella in SAR-induced and noninduced plants; and perform in planta molecular assays to test for transfer of Salmonella effectors into plant tissue via type III secretion.