|KUNTA, M. - Texas A&M University|
|ZHENG, Z. - South China Agricultural University|
|WU, F. - South China Agricultural University|
|DA GRACA, J. - Texas A&M University|
|PARK, J.W. - Texas A&M University|
|DENG, X. - South China Agricultural University|
Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/16/2017
Publication Date: 4/13/2017
Citation: Kunta, M., Zheng, Z., Wu, F., Da Graca, J., Park, J., Deng, X., Chen, J. 2017. A draft whole genome sequence of “Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus” strain TX2351 from Asian citrus psyllids in Texas, USA. Genome Announcements. 5(15):e00170-17.
Interpretive Summary: Citrus Huanglongbing (HLB), associated with a bacterium, “Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus”, is currently threatening citrus production in the United States. The HLB bacterium was first detected in Texas in 2012. Research on the HLB bacterium has been difficult because it cannot be cultured in artificial media. This study sequenced the whole genome of the HLB bacterium from Texas. The information will have immediate impact on understanding HLB epidemiology in Texas and facilitate development of HLB control strategies.
Technical Abstract: The draft genome sequence of “Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus” strain TX2351 collected from ACP in South Texas has been determined. The TX2351 genome is 1,252,043 bp in size with a 36.5% G+C content, encoding 1,184 predicted open reading frames and 51 RNA genes.