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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 solanacearum” from a single potato psyllid in California

Author
item Wu, F - South China Agricultural University
item Deng, X - South China Agricultural University
item Liang, G - South China Agricultural University
item Wallis, Christopher
item Trumble, J - University Of California
item Prager, S - University Of California
item Chen, Jianchi

Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/30/2015
Publication Date: 12/17/2015
Citation: Wu, F., Deng, X., Liang, G., Wallis, C.M., Trumble, J., Prager, S., Chen, J. 2015. Draft genome sequence of “Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum” from a single potato psyllid in California. Genome Announcements. 3(6)e01500-15.

Interpretive Summary: “Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum” is a bacterium associated with potato zebra chip (ZC) disease. The bacterium inhabits both potato psyllid insect vector and solanaceous plants. The ZC bacterium cannot be cultured in artificial media, a challenge for studying its biology. This study sequenced the whole genome of a California strain of the ZC bacterium from a single potato psyllid. The sequence information will facilitate current study on ZC bacterium and its interactions with potato psyllids for development of effective ZC disease control strategies.

Technical Abstract: The draft genome sequence of “Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum” strain RSTM from a potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) in California is reported. The RSTM strain has the genome size of 1,286,787 bp, GC content of 35.1%, 1,211 predicted open reading frames (ORFs), and 43 RNA genes.