|WU, F - South China Agricultural University|
|DENG, X - South China Agricultural University|
|LIANG, G - South China Agricultural University|
|TRUMBLE, J - University Of California|
|PRAGER, S - University Of California|
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.