Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/31/2015
Publication Date: 9/10/2015
Citation: Medrano, E.G., Bell, A.A. 2015. Genome sequence of Pantoea annatis strain CFH 7-1, which is associated with a vector-borne cotton fruit disease. Genome Announcements. 3(5):e01029-15.
Interpretive Summary: Cotton boll fruiting structures are vulnerable to disease during early development stages. Unconventional inner bacterial rot pathogens are transmitted by an insect vector that feeds via a piercing-sucking mechanism. Knowledge of the genetics involved in the infection process is limited. In this study, we provide the whole annotated genome of Pantoea ananatis. This infectious bacterial agent is transmitted by the cotton fleahopper that feeds on cotton buds and young bolls. The generated data was deposited into the National Center for Biotechnology Information database that is available internationally (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/LFLX00000000.1). This work will assist in explaining the disease phenomenon and elucidate the infection process.
Technical Abstract: Pantoea ananatis is a bacterium with versatile niches that vary from pathogenic to beneficial. We present the genome of strain CFH 7-1, which was recovered from a diseased greenhouse cotton boll previously caged with a field-collected cotton fleahopper (Pseudatomoscelis seriatus). These data will assist in deciphering the infection process.