|Zheng, Z - South China Agricultural University|
|Sun, X - Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services|
|Deng, X - South China Agricultural University|
Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/10/2015
Publication Date: 3/23/2015
Citation: Zheng, Z., Sun, X., Deng, X., Chen, J. 2015. Whole genome sequence of “Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus” from a huanglongbing-affected citrus tree in Central Florida. Genome Announcements. 3(2):e00169-15. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00169-15.
Interpretive Summary: “Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus” is a bacterium associated with citrus Huanglongbing (HLB, yellow shoot disease, also called greening disease), a highly destructive disease affecting citrus production worldwide. Since the bacterium is not cultureable in artificial media, DNA sequence of the bacterial genome is an important source of information for understanding biology of the bacterium. This study reports the sequence of the whole genome of an HLB bacterium from a diseased citrus tree in central Florida. The genome sequence will contribute new information to the current HLB research database and facilitates a better understanding of the disease, particularly with respect to variation in pathogen populations in different regions.
Technical Abstract: The draft genome sequence of “Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus” strain FL17, isolated from an HLB-affected citrus tree in central Florida, was determined. The FL17 genome comprised 1,227,253 bp with a G+C content of 36.5%, 1,175 predicted open reading frames, and 53 RNA genes.