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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: Draft genome sequence of “Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus” from Diaphorina citri in Guangdong, China

Author
item Wu, Fengnian - South China Agricultural University
item Zheng, Zheng - South China Agricultural University
item Deng, X - South China Agricultural University
item Cen, Y - South China Agricultural University
item Liang, G - South China Agricultural University
item Chen, Jianchi

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.