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author = {Bernal, P and Llamas, MA and Filloux, A},
doi = {10.1111/1462-2920.13956},
journal = {Environmental Microbiology},
pages = {1--15},
title = {Type VI secretion systems in plant-associated bacteria},
url = {},
volume = {20},
year = {2018}

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AB - The type VI secretion system (T6SS) is a bacterial nanomachine used to inject effectors into prokaryotic or eukaryotic cells and is thus involved in both host manipulation and interbacterial competition. The T6SS is widespread among Gramnegative bacteria, mostly within the Proteobacterium Phylum. This secretion system is commonly found in commensal and pathogenic plantassociated bacteria. Phylogenetic analysis of phytobacterial T6SS clusters shows that they are distributed in the five main clades previously described (group 1–5). The even distribution of the system among commensal and pathogenic phytobacteria suggests that the T6SS provides fitness and colonization advantages in planta and that the role of the T6SS is not restricted to virulence. This manuscript reviews the phylogeny and biological roles of the T6SS in plantassociated bacteria, highlighting a remarkable diversity both in terms of mechanism and function.
AU - Bernal,P
AU - Llamas,MA
AU - Filloux,A
DO - 10.1111/1462-2920.13956
EP - 15
PY - 2018///
SN - 1462-2912
SP - 1
TI - Type VI secretion systems in plant-associated bacteria
T2 - Environmental Microbiology
UR -
UR -
VL - 20
ER -