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Research Project: Epidemiology and Management of Pierce's Disease and Other Maladies of Grape

Location: Crop Diseases, Pests and Genetics Research

Title: Whole genome sequence of “Candidatus Profftella armatura” from Diaphorina citri in Guangdong, China

Author
item Wu, F - South China Agricultural University
item Deng, X - South China Agricultural University
item Liang, G - South China Agricultural University
item Huang, J - South China Agricultural University
item Cen, Y - South China Agricultural University
item Chen, Jianchi

Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/25/2015
Publication Date: 12/20/2015
Citation: Wu, F., Deng, X., Liang, G., Huang, J., Cen, Y., Chen, J. 2015. Whole genome sequence of “Candidatus Profftella armatura” from Diaphorina citri in Guangdong, China. Genome Announcements. 3(6):e01282-15. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01282-15.

Interpretive Summary: Asian citrus psyllids transmit citrus Huanglongbing (HLB, yellow shoot disease, also known as citrus greening disease). The insect harbors several bacterial symbionts that affect insect-environment interactions. “Candidatus Profftella armature” is one of them. This study sequenced the whole genome of a Chinese strain of the bacterial symbiont. The information will facilitate current understanding on the psyllid biology and development of effective HLB management strategies.

Technical Abstract: The genome of “Candidatus Profftella armatura” strain YCPA, a symbiont of Asian citrus psyllid, from Guangdong, China, was sequenced. The strain chromosome was 457,565 bp with 24.3% G+C content, 364 predicted open reading frames (ORFs), and 38 RNA genes. The strain also contains a 5,458 bp plasmid, pYCPA54.