Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer reviewed journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/26/2014
Publication Date: 4/10/2014
Citation: Zheng, Z., Deng, X., Chen, J. 2014. Whole genome sequence of “Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus” from Guangdong, China. Genome Announcements. 2(2):e00273-14,doi:10.1128/genomeA.00273-14. Interpretive Summary: “Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus” is an unculturable bacterium associated with citrus Huanglongbing (HLB, yellow shoot disease, also known as citrus greening disease), a devastating disease in citrus production worldwide. HLB was first observed in Guangdong Province of China over a hundred years ago. This study reports the whole genome sequence of an HLB-associated bacterial strain from Guangdong. Genome sequence of the HLB pathogen resident in an HLB endemic region will serve as a reference with which to compare HLB-associated bacteria from regions where the pathogen has been introduced recently.
Technical Abstract: The draft genome sequence of “Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus” strain A4, isolated from a mandarin citrus in Guangdong, P. R. China, is reported. The A4 strain has a genome size of 1,208,625 bp, G+C content of 36.4%, 1,107 predicted open reading frames, and 53 RNA genes.