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Title: Complete genome of the cotton bacteria blight pathogen Xanthomonas citri pv. malvacearum strain MSCT

item SHOWMAKER, KURT - Mississippi State University
item ARICK, MARK - Mississippi State University
item HSU, CHUAN-YU - Mississippi State University
item MARTIN, BRIGITTE - Mississippi State University
item WANG, XIAOQIANG - Mississippi State University
item JIA, JIAYUAN - Mississippi State University
item Wubben, Martin
item ALLEN, TOM - Mississippi State University
item LU, SHIEN - Mississippi State University
item PETERSON, DANIEL - Mississippi State University

Submitted to: Standards in Genomic Sciences
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/12/2017
Publication Date: 7/24/2017
Citation: Showmaker, K.C., Arick, M.A., Hsu, C., Martin, B.E., Wang, X., Jia, J., Wubben, M., Allen, T., Lu, S., Peterson, D.G. 2017. Complete genome of the cotton bacteria blight pathogen Xanthomonas citri pv. malvacearum strain MSCT. Standards in Genomic Sciences. 12:42.

Interpretive Summary: Bacterial blight of cotton is a serious threat to cotton production in the United States and is caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas citri pv. malvacearum (Xcm). Knowledge gained through the sequencing of multiple Xcm isolates will help to identify genes and proteins that are needed by the bacterium to cause disease. In this report, the complete genome sequence of the Xcm isolate MSCT is described including the description of the TAL-effector complement of disease-causing genes.

Technical Abstract: Xanthomonas citri pv. malvacearum (Xcm) is a major pathogen of Gossypium hirsutum. In this study we report the complete genome of the Xcm strain MSCT assembled from long read DNA sequencing technology. The MSCT genome is the first Xcm genome that has complete coding regions for Xcm transcriptional activator-like (TAL) effectors. In addition functional and structural annotations are presented in this study are provide a foundation for future pathogenesis studies with MSCT.