Cloning and characterization of iaaM, a virulence determinant of Pseudomonas savastanoi.
Genes for indole acetic acid (IAA) production (iaaM and iaaH) are necessary for gall induction by the olive pathogen P. [syringae pv.] savastanoi. In str. 2009 these determinants are borne on plasmid pIAA1. Fragments of this plasmid were cloned in Escherichia coli to map and characterize the genes. The results are presented and discussed.