Submitted to: Journal of Bacteriology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/19/2010
Publication Date: 4/1/2010
Citation: Sebaihia, M., Bocsanczy, A.M., Biehl, B.S., Quail, M.A., Perna, N.T., Glasner, J.D., Declerck, G.A., Cartinhour, S.W., Schneider, D.J., Bentley, S.D., Parkhill, J., Beer, S.V. 2010. Complete genome sequence of the plant pathogen Erwinia amylovora strain ATCC 49946. Journal of Bacteriology. 192(7):2020-2021. Interpretive Summary: Erwinia amylovora causes the economically important disease fire blight that affects plants in the rose family, especially pear and apple. Here we report the complete genome sequence and annotation of a strain recovered from an infected apple tree in New York State. The analysis of the sequence and its comparison with sequenced genomes of closely related plant pathogens suggests how this pathogen has adapted to its host. This information is valuable as the genome sequence will increase our understanding of how the fire blight pathogen causes disease and may suggest new strategies for disease management.
Technical Abstract: Erwinia amylovora causes the economically important disease fire blight that affects rosaceous plants, especially pear and apple. Here we report the complete genome sequence and annotation of strain ATCC 49946. The analysis of the sequence and its comparison with sequenced genomes of closely related enterobacteria revealed signs of pathoadaptation to rosaceous hosts.