Models for sugar acquisition, quorum sensing modulation, and biofilm formation and the XAC-specific genes and regions related to these processes. Region XACSR17 (lower right corner) contains four genes that when mutated (separately) cause decrease in biofilm activity and virulence, as indicated in the leaf photos. The photo labels are mutant strain identifiers.
Moreira et al. BMC Genomics 2010 11:238 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-238