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Research Project: Characterization of Molecular Networks in Diseases Caused by Emerging and Persistent Bacterial Plant Pathogens

Location: Emerging Pests and Pathogens Research

Title: Complete genome sequence of a gram positive bacterium Leifsonia sp. strain PS1209, a potato endophyte

item LIU, YINGYU - Cornell University
item MA, XING - Cornell University
item Helmann, Tyler
item MCLANE, HEATHER - Cornell University
item Stodghill, Paul
item Swingle, Bryan
item Filiatrault, Melanie
item PERRY, KEITH - Cornell University

Submitted to: Microbiology Resource Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/3/2020
Publication Date: 6/25/2020
Citation: Liu, Y., Ma, X., Helmann, T.C., Mclane, H., Stodghill, P., Swingle, B.M., Filiatrault, M.J., Perry, K.L. 2020. Complete genome sequence of a gram positive bacterium Leifsonia sp. strain PS1209, a potato endophyte. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 9(26).

Interpretive Summary: Leifsonia is a genus of Gram-positive bacteria and members have been described to occur in a number of different habitats, including water, soil, and plants. Some live on dead matter whereas others have been described to cause disease in plants. Leifsonia xyli xyli causes ratoon stunting disease in sugar cane, and on the other hand, Leifsonia lichenia appears to live within lichen without causing any disease. The taxonomy of this genus is unresolved, and few genomic resources are available for studying its individual species. In 2019, researchers at Cornell University isolated Leifsonia sp. PS1209 from apparently healthy tubers of potato cultivar NY166, originating from the potato breeding program. Here we report the complete genome sequence of this strain. This sequence and its annotation are now publicly available and are being used to better help understand the bacterial community of potato and the role that Leifsonia might play in potato diseases.

Technical Abstract: We report the complete and annotated genome sequence of a potato endophytic Gram-positive bacterium, Leifsonia sp. PS1209.