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Abstract

Bacteria contain small non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) that are responsible for altering transcription, translation or mRNA stability. ncRNAs are important because they regulate virulence factors and susceptibility to various stresses. Here, the regulation of a recently described ncRNA of pv. DC3000, , was investigated. We determined that RpoS regulates the expression of . We found that deletion of results in increased sensitivity to hydrogen peroxide compared to the wild-type strain, suggesting that plays a role in the bacteria’s susceptibility to oxidative stress. Additionally the mutant displayed enhanced resistance to heat stress. Our findings provide new information on the regulation and role of this ncRNA in .

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