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Research Project: Epidemiology and Management of Pierce's Disease and Other Maladies of Grape

Location: Crop Diseases, Pests and Genetics Research

Title: Draft genome sequence of Xylella fastidiosa pear leaf scorch strain in Taiwan

Author
item Su, C - Taiwan Agricultural Chemicals And Toxic Substances Research Institute
item Deng, W - National Chung-Hsing University
item Jan, F - National Chung-Hsing University
item Chang, C - University Of Georgia
item Huang, H - University Of South Florida
item Chen, Jianchi

Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/27/2014
Publication Date: 3/20/2014
Citation: Su, C.C., Deng, W.L., Jan, F.J., Chang, C.J., Huang, H., Chen, J. 2014. Draft genome sequence of Xylella fastidiosa pear leaf scorch strain in Taiwan. Genome Announcements. 2(2):e00166-14,doi:10.1128/genomeA.00166-14.

Interpretive Summary: Xylella fastidiosa pear leaf scorch strain is one of the few strains of this pathogenic bacterium isolated outside America. The disease has not been found in the United States. To better understand the bacterium, this study sequenced the whole genome of a pear leaf scorch strain isolated from Taiwan.

Technical Abstract: The draft genome sequence of Xylella fastidiosa pear leaf scorch strain (PLS229) isolated from pear cultivar Hengshan (Pyrus pyrifolia) in Taiwan is reported. The bacterium has a genome size of 2,733,013 bp with a G+C content of 53.1%. The PLS229 strain genome was annotated to have 3,259 open reading frames and 50 RNA genes.