Black Spot, Black Death, Black Pearl: Tales of Bacterial Effectors

This lecture uses three interwoven examples to illustrate how bacterial pathogens rewire host cells using their effector proteins. Black Spot refers to work with Xanthamonas campestris, which causes black spots on tobacco and tomato leaves. Black Death highlights work with Yersinia pestis, which causes “the black plaque,” and how Yersinia Yop proteins hijack host cells. Black pearl covers work with effector proteins from Vibrio parahaemolyticus, which contaminates oysters.

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