|Wu, Fengnian - South China Agricultural University|
|Zheng, Zheng - South China Agricultural University|
|Deng, X - South China Agricultural University|
|Cen, Y - South China Agricultural University|
|Liang, G - South China Agricultural University|
Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/28/2015
Publication Date: 12/20/2015
Citation: Wu, F., Zheng, Z., Deng, X., Cen, Y., Liang, G., Chen, J. 2015. Draft genome sequence of “Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus” from Diaphorina citri in Guangdong, China. Genome Announcements. 3(6):e01316-15. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01316-15.
Interpretive Summary: Citrus Huanglongbing (HLB, yellow shoot disease, also known as citrus greening disease) is a highly destructive disease in citrus production. HLB is associated with the infection of a bacterium called “Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus”. The HLB bacterium lives in both citrus plant and a psyllid insect. Psyllids transmit HLB bacteria from tree to tree. This study sequenced the whole genome of the HLB bacterium from a single psyllid. The information will help to understand how HLB bacteria live in the psyllid host and facilitate development of effective HLB management strategies.
Technical Abstract: The draft genome sequence of “Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus” strain YCPsy from an Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) in Guangdong of China is reported. The YCPsy strain has a genome size of 1,233,647 bp, 36.5% G+C content, 1,171 open reading frames (ORFs), and 53 RNAs.