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.