|SHIH, H.T. - Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute|
|SU, C.C. - Taiwan Agricultural Chemicals And Toxic Substances Research Institute|
|CHANG, C.J. - University Of Georgia|
|VARGAS, S - University Of California|
|DAI, Z - South China Agricultural University|
Submitted to: Microbiology Resource Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/3/2018
Publication Date: 1/10/2019
Citation: Shih, H., Su, C., Chang, C., Vargas, S., Dai, Z., Chen, J. 2019. Draft Genome Sequence of "Sulcia muelleri" Strain KPTW1 from a Vector of Xylella fastidiosa causing Pierce's Disease of grapevine in Taiwan. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 8(2):e01347-18. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.01347-18.
Interpretive Summary: Kolla paulula is a leafhopper commonly found in Taiwan. The insect transmits Xylella fastidiosa, the pathogen of Pierce’s disease of grapevine. Bacterial symbionts are important factors influencing growth and development of insects. This study sequenced the whole genome of a symbiont, called “Candidatus Sulcia muelleri” from Kolla paulula, and provides more information to better understand the insect vector.
Technical Abstract: The genome of “Candidatus Sulcia muelleri” strain KPTW1 from Kolla paulula, a vector of Xylella fastidiosa that causes Pierce’s disease (PD) of grapevine in Taiwan, was sequenced. The strain has a genome size of 253,942 bp, GC content of 22.5%, 237 predicted protein coding genes, and 34 RNA genes.