|Zheng, Z - South China Agricultural University|
|Clark, N - Fresno State University|
|Deng, X - South China Agricultural University|
Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/19/2014
Publication Date: 12/24/2014
Citation: Zheng, Z., Clark, N., Keremane, M.L., Lee, R.F., Wallis, C.M., Deng, X., Chen, J. 2014. Whole-genome sequence of “Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum” strain R1 from California. Genome Announcements. 2(6):e01353-14.
Interpretive Summary: “Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum” is a bacterium associated with potato zebra chip (ZC) disease, an emerging disease causing economic losses to the potato industry in North America. The bacterium also infects other solanaceous plants, including tomato. Because the ZC bacterium is currently not cultureable in artificial media, knowledge about this bacterium has heavily relied on genome analyses. This study determined the whole genome sequence of a California strain of the ZC bacterium. The genome sequence information will facilitate further studies on ZC.
Technical Abstract: The draft whole-genome sequence of “Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum” strain R1, isolated from a tomato plant in California, United States, is reported. The R1 strain genome is 1,204,257 bp in size (G+C content of 35.3%), encoding 1,101 open reading frames and 57 RNA genes.