Location: Emerging Pests and Pathogens ResearchTitle: Complete genome sequence resource for the necrotrophic plant-pathogenic bacterium Pectobacterium carotovorum WPP14
Submitted to: Plant Disease
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/21/2020
Publication Date: 7/28/2020
Publication URL: https://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/7071259
Citation: Liu, Y., Helmann, T.C., Stodghill, P., Filiatrault, M.J. 2020. Complete genome sequence resource for the necrotrophic plant-pathogenic bacterium Pectobacterium carotovorum WPP14. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-05-20-1059-A.
Interpretive Summary: Blackleg disease has resulted in significant economic losses and continues to devastate the potato industry. To date, Pectobacterium carotovorum WPP14 is one of the most aggressive strains of P. carotovorum known to cause blackleg of potatoes in the field and soft rot during post-harvest storage. Here, we report the complete genome sequence of P. carotovorum WPP14, which was originally isolated from potato from Wisconsin. This sequence and its annotation are now publicly available and are being used to help better understand blackleg and soft rot diseases of potatoes.
Technical Abstract: We report the complete and annotated genome sequence of Pectobacterium carotovorum WPP14, a Gram-negative enterobacterium that can cause soft rot and blackleg disease of potatoes.