Submitted to: Journal of Bacteriology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: March 27, 2012
Publication Date: June 1, 2012
Citation: Medrano, E.G., Bell, A.A. 2012. Genome sequence of Pantoea sp. strain Sc 1, an opportunistic cotton pathogen. Journal of Bacteriology. 194(11):3019. Interpretive Summary: We demonstrated that an emerging disease of immature green cotton bolls in the southeastern Cotton Belt states is caused by infective microbes that are vectored by boll-piercing insects such as stink bugs. We also established that boll damage traditionally associated with stink bugs is actually dependent on whether or not the insects harbor and transmit cotton pathogens. Further, we showed that green bolls become immune to the vector borne disease early in development. Here we provide an annotated sequence for a representative pathogens' genome using “next-generation” pyroseqeuncing technology. A goal of the project was to identify genes potentially involved in cotton disease.
Technical Abstract: Pantoea is comprised of a broad spectrum of species including plant pathogens. Here, we provide an annotated genome sequence of Pantoea sp. strain Sc 1, which was isolated from a diseased cotton boll. This research provides the first genome sequence of a bona fide Pantoea sp. insect vectored cotton pathogen.