Project description:The purpose of this study was to define the TZD effect in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Transcriptional profiling of Pseudomonas aeruginosa wild-type strain,reference strain PAO1, as control Vs. PAO1 strain exposed to a final 0.02mM of TZD derivative ((z)-5-octylidenethiazolidine-2,4-dione).
Project description:Purpose of study was to investigate whole genome expression changes of a strain with deletion of the two-component system TctD-TctE and determine genes dysregulate relative to the parental wildtype to gain insight into possible regulatory targets of TctD-TctE. TctD-TctE is a two-component system in Pseudomonas aeruginosa that responds to and regulates uptake of tricarboxylic acids such as citric acid. It accomplishes this through derepression of the porin encoding the gene opdH, thereby regulating influx of citrate metabolites from the surrounding environment. Deletion of the tctED operon (ΔtctED) resulted in a reduced growth phenotype when citric acid is present in media. In the ΔtctED strain the presence of citric acid was found to have an inhibitory effect on growth. When the alternative carbon source arginine was present, wildtype levels of growth could not be restored. Static cultures of ΔtctED had low cell density in the presence of citric acid but maintained the same levels of biofilm formation compared to conditions when no citric acid was present. This suggests a dysregulation of biofilm formation in the presence of citric acid. In the ΔtctED strain there was also greater accumulation of tobramycin within the biofilm compared to the PA14 wildtype strain. Additionally, analysis of whole-genome expression found that multiple metabolic genes were dysregulated in ΔtctED. Here it is concluded that TctD-TctE is involved in biofilm tolerance to tobramycin in the presence of citrate metabolites. Overall design: A total of 8 samples were analyzed. Conditions of planktonic and biofilm growth were performed for both the tctED strain and wildtype (4 samples for each strain). Wildtype expression in this study was used as a basis to determine tctED expression relative to wildtype.
Project description:Pseudomonas chlororaphis strain 30-84 is an effective biological control agent against take-all disease of wheat. In this study, we conducted an RNA-seq analysis by comparing the wild type strain, PCA and O star with a phenazine deficient mutant. RNA-seq analysis identified over 800 genes differentially regulated by phenazines. Overall design: A total of 8 samples were analyzed in AB medium + 2% casamino acids, Pseudomonas chlororaphis wild type strain (2 replicates); Pseudomonas chlororaphis ZN mutant (2 replicates); Pseudomonas chlororaphis PCA strain (2 replicates); Pseudomonas chlororaphis O star (2 replicates).