Laboratory of Biological Plant Protection | Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG&MUG

Laboratory of Biological Plant Protection

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2018, May 18 - 12:46pm

Laboratory of biologically active compounds

PROFILE

Research areas:

  • Biological control of plant pathogens
  • Antibacterial activity of Pseudomonas spp.
  • Quorum sensing of Gram-negative bacteria
  • Quorum quenching as a strategy for biocontrol of plant pathogens

RESEARCH TEAM

Laboratory of Biological Plant Protection

Department of Biotechnology
Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG&MUG
Abrahama 58 Street, 80-307 Gdańsk, Poland

Office: Małgorzata Świderska 
tel: +48 58 523 6360

team prof. Jafra

STAFF LIST

Head: Assoc. Prof. Sylwia Jafra [link]
tel.: +48 58 523 6315 [e-mail] 

List of Employees and PhD students:

dr Dorota Krzyżanowska  [link]
tel.: +48 58 523 63 [e-mail]
dr Magdalena Rajewska  [link]
tel.: +48 58 523 63 [e-mail]

MSc Magdalena Jabłońska 
tel.:+48 58 523 63 [e-mail]
MSc Adam Ossowicki 
[e-mail]
MSc Marta Matuszewska

MSc Tomasz Maciąg

 

PUBLICATION

  1. Czajkowski RobertKaczyńska Natalia, Jafra Sylwia, Narajczyk Magdalena, Łojkowska EwaTemperature-responsive genetic loci in pectinolytic plant pathogenic Dickeya solani. Plant Pathlogy 2017, (w druku) (doi: 10.1111/ppa.12618)

  2. Ossowicki Adam, Jafra Sylwia, Garbeva Paolina. The antimicrobial volatile power of the rhizospheric isolate Pseudomonas donghuensis P482. PLOS ONE 2017 (w druku) (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0174362)

  3. Krzyżanowska Dorota MOssowicki AdamRajewska MagdalenaMaciag TomaszJabłonska  MagdalenaObuchowski Michał, Heeb Stephan, Jafra  Sylwia.  When Genome-Based Approach Meets the "Old but Good": Revealing Genes Involved in the Antibacterial Activity of Pseudomonas sp P482 against Soft Rot Pathogens. Frontiers in Microbiology 2016 , 7: 782 (doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2076.00782)

  4. Adam Eveline, Groenenboom Anneloes, Kurm Viola, Rajewska Magdalena,  Schmidt Ruth, Tyc Olaf, Weidner Simone, Berg Gabriele, de Boer Wietse, Falcão Salles Joana. Controlling the microbiome: microhabitat adjustments for successful biocontrol strategies in soil and human gut. Frontiers in Microbiology 2016, 7: 1079 (doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01079)

  5. Czajkowski Robert, Ozymko Zofia, de Jager Victor, Siwińska Joanna, Smolarska Anna, Ossowicki Adam, Narajczyk Magdalena, Łojkowska Ewa. Genomic, Proteomic and Morphological Characterization of Two Novel Broad Host Lytic Bacteriophages ΦPD10.3 and ΦPD23.1 Infecting Pectinolytic Pectobacterium spp. and Dickeya spp. PLoS ONE 2015, 10(3): art. no e0119812 (1-23) (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0119812)

  6. Song Chunxu, Schmidt Ruth, de Jager Victor, Krzyżanowska Dorota, Jongedijk Esmer, Cankar Katarina, Beekwilder Jules, van Veen Anouk, de Boer Wietse, van Veen Johannes A., Garbeva Paolina. Exploring the genomic traits of fungus-feeding bacterial genus CollimonasBMC Genomics 2015, 16(1): art. no 1103 (1-17) (doi: 10.1186/s12864-015-2289-3).

  7. Czajkowski Robert, Perombelon M. C. M., Jafra Sylwia, Łojkowska Ewa, Potrykus Marta, van der Wolf Jan M., Śledź Wojciech. Detection, identification and differentiation of Pectobacterium and Dickeya species causing potato blackleg and tuber soft rot: a review. Annals of Applied Biology 2015, 166(1): 18-38 (doi: 10.1111/aab.12166).

  8. Krzyżanowska Dorota M.Ossowicki AdamJafra Sylwia. Genome sequence of Pseudomonas sp. strain P482, a tomato rhizosphere isolate with broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity. Genome Announcements 2014, 2(3): art. no e00394/14  (1-2) (doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00394-14).

  9. Czajkowski Robert, de Boer Waldo, van der Zouwen Patricia, Kastelein Pieter, Jafra Sylwia, de Haan Eisse, Bovenkamp Ge, van der Wolf Jan. Virulence of Dickeya solani and Dickeya dianthicola biovars 1 and 7 strains on potato (Solanum tuberosum). Plant Pathology 2013, 62(3): 597-610.

  10. Krzyżanowska Dorota M., Iwanicki Adam, Ossowicki Adam, Obuchowski Michał, Jafra Sylwia. Genome sequence of Bacillus subtilis MB73/2, a soil isolate inhibiting the growth of plant pathogens Dickeya spp. and Rhizoctonia solaniGenome Announcements 2013, 1(3): art. no. e00238-13 (1-2).

  11. Golanowska Małgorzata, Ankiewicz Hanna, Taraszkiewicz Aleksandra, Kamysz Wojciech, Czajkowski Robert, Królicka Aleksandra, Jafra Sylwia. Combined effect of the antagonistic potential of selected Pseudomonas spp. strains and the synthetic peptide “CAMEL” on Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae and P. syringae pv. morsprunorumJournal of Plant Pathology 2012, 94(Suppl. 1): S1.69-S1.73.

  12. Krzyżanowska Dorota M., Potrykus Marta, Golanowska Małgorzata, Polonis Katarzyna, Gwizdek-Wiśniewska Anna, Łojkowska Ewa, Jafra Sylwia. Rhizosphere bacteria as potential biocontrol agents against soft rot caused by various Pectobacterium and Dickeya spp. strains. Journal of Plant Pathology 2012, 94(2): 367-378.

  13. Krzyżanowska Dorota, Obuchowski Michał, Bikowski Mariusz, Rychłowski Michał, Jafra Sylwia. Colonization of potato rhizosphere by GFP-tagged Bacillus subtilis MB73/2, Pseudomonas sp. P482 and Ochrobactrum sp. A44 shown on large sections of root using enrichment sample preparation and confocal laser scanning microscopy. Sensors 2012, 12(12): 17608-17619.

  14. Taraszkiewicz A., Jafra S., Skrzypczak A., Kamiński M., Królicka A. Antibacterial activity of secondary metabolites from in vitro culture of Drosera gigantea against the plant pathogenic bacteria Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae and P. syringae pv. morsprunorumJournal of Plant Pathology 2012, 94(Suppl. 1): S1.63-S1.68.

  15. Czajkowski R., Krzyżanowska D., Karczewska J., Atkinson S., Przysowa J., Łojkowska E., Williams P., Jafra S. Inactivation of AHLs by Ochrobactrum sp. A44 depends on the activity of a novel class of AHL acylase. Environmental Microbiology Reports 2011, 3(1): 59-68.

  16. Czajkowski R., Jafra S. Quenching of acyl-homoserine lactone-dependent quorum sensing by enzymatic disruption of signal molecules. Acta Biochimica Polonica 2009, 56(1): 1-16

  17. Jafra Sylwia, Przysowa Joanna, Gwizdek-Wiśniewska Anna, van der Wolf Jan Potential of bulb-associated bacteria for biocontrol of hyacinth soft rot caused by Dickeya zeaeJournal of Applied Microbiology 2009, 106(1): 268-277.

  18. Poddębniak Mateusz, Jafra Sylwia Biodegradacyjna i bioadsorpcyjna zdolność bakterii z rodzaju Ochrobactrum i możliwość jej wykorzystania w bioremediacji środowiska naturalnego [Ability for biodegradation and bioadsorption of the bacteria from Ochrobactrum genus important in bioremediatio. Biotechnologia 2009, 4(87): 152-167.

  19. Jafra S., Przysowa J., Czajkowski R., Michta A., Garbeva P., and van der Wolf J. M. Detection and characterization of N-acyl homoserine lactone-degrading bacteria from the potato rhizosphere. Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 2006, 52: 1006-1015.

  20. Jafra S., Jalink H., van der Schoor R., van der Wolf. J.M. Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum strains show diversity in production of and response to N-acyl Homoserine Lactones". Journal of Phytopathology 2006, 154: 729-739.

  21. Lorenc- Kukuła K,  Jafra S, Oszmiański J, Kulma A, Szopa J. Ectopic expression of anthocyanin 5-O-glucosyltransferase in potato tuber causes increased resistance to Bacteria. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2005, 53: 272-281.

  22. Jafra S., van der Wolf J. M. Fast screening method for detection of acyl-HSL-degrading soil isolates. J. Microbiological Methods 2004, 57: 415-420.

  23. Śledź W., Jafra S., Waleron M., Łojkowska E. Genetic diversity of Erwinia carotovora strains isolated from infected plants growing in Poland. OEPP/EPPO Bulletin.  2000, 30 (3/4): 403-408.

  24. Jafra S., Figura I., Hugouvieux-Cotte-Pattat N., Łojkowska N. Expression of Erwinia chrysanthemi pectinase gene pelL, pelI and pelZ during infection of potato tubers. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 1999, 12(10): 845-851.