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dc.contributor.advisorStock, Patriciaen_US
dc.contributor.authorOrozco, Rousel Antonio
dc.creatorOrozco, Rousel Antonioen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-12T18:57:15Z
dc.date.available2012-06-12T18:57:15Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/228614
dc.description.abstractPhotorhabdus are motile Gram-negative bacteria that have a mutualistic association with entomopathogenic Heterorhabditis nematodes. Nematodes vector the bacteria from one insect host to another, while the bacterial symbiont produces toxins and secondary metabolites that kill that the insect host. In this study, we characterize the bacterial symbiont of Heterorhabditis sonorensis, recently discovered in the Sonoran desert. Biochemical and molecular methods including sequence data from five genes: 16s rDNA, gyrB, recA, gltX, dnaN were considered. Evolutionary relationships of this new Photorhabdus subsp. were inferred considering maximum parsimony and Bayesian analyses. We also surveyed for secondary metabolites (SM) produced by this microorganism, considering HPLC and mass spectrometry analyses. SM crude extracts showed activity against the corn ear worm Helicoverpa zea, the root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita), the bacterium Pseudomonas syringae, and the fungus Fusarium oxysporum; and were more toxic that those produced by related species. Results from these studies showed that Photorhabdus l. sonorensis' secondary metabolites have potent antagonistic activity against these plant pathogens.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
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dc.subjectentomopathogenic nematodesen_US
dc.subjectnatural productsen_US
dc.subjectPhotorhabdusen_US
dc.subjectsecondary metabolitesen_US
dc.subjectEntomologyen_US
dc.subjectbiocontrolen_US
dc.subjectbioprospectingen_US
dc.titleCharacterization of the Entomopathogenic Bacterium Photorhadus Luminescens Sonorensis, and Bioactivity of its Secondary Metabolitesen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMolnar, Itsvanen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLi, Xianchunen_US
dc.description.releaseRelease after 22-May-2013en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEntomologyen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
refterms.dateFOA2013-05-22T00:00:00Z
html.description.abstractPhotorhabdus are motile Gram-negative bacteria that have a mutualistic association with entomopathogenic Heterorhabditis nematodes. Nematodes vector the bacteria from one insect host to another, while the bacterial symbiont produces toxins and secondary metabolites that kill that the insect host. In this study, we characterize the bacterial symbiont of Heterorhabditis sonorensis, recently discovered in the Sonoran desert. Biochemical and molecular methods including sequence data from five genes: 16s rDNA, gyrB, recA, gltX, dnaN were considered. Evolutionary relationships of this new Photorhabdus subsp. were inferred considering maximum parsimony and Bayesian analyses. We also surveyed for secondary metabolites (SM) produced by this microorganism, considering HPLC and mass spectrometry analyses. SM crude extracts showed activity against the corn ear worm Helicoverpa zea, the root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita), the bacterium Pseudomonas syringae, and the fungus Fusarium oxysporum; and were more toxic that those produced by related species. Results from these studies showed that Photorhabdus l. sonorensis' secondary metabolites have potent antagonistic activity against these plant pathogens.


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