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Research Project: Blueberry and Woody Ornamental Plant Improvement in the Southeast United States

Location: Southern Horticultural Research

Title: Draft genome sequences of Xylella fastidiosa subsp. fastidiosa strains OK3, VB11, and NOB1 isolated from bunch and muscadine grapes grown in southern Mississippi

Author
item MAVRODI, OLGA - Mississippi State University
item MAVRODI, DMITRI - University Of Southern Mississippi
item STAFINE, ERIC - Mississippi State University
item Adamczyk, John
item Babiker, Ebrahiem

Submitted to: Microbiology Resource Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/28/2020
Publication Date: 6/18/2020
Citation: Mavrodi, O.V., Mavrodi, D.V., Stafine, E.T., Adamczyk Jr, J.J., Babiker, E.M. 2020. Draft genome sequences of Xylella fastidiosa subsp. fastidiosa strains OK3, VB11, and NOB1 isolated from bunch and muscadine grapes grown in southern Mississippi. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 9(25):1-2. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.00562-20.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.00562-20

Interpretive Summary: Xylella fastidiosa is an economically important pathogen that occurs worldwide and affects numerous species of wild and cultivated plants. The bacteria is endemic to the southeastern U.S., where it causes Pierce’s Disease and represents a major limiting factor to the expansion of the grape industry. In this study we report high-quality draft whole-genome assemblies of Xylella fastidiosa subsp. fastidiosa strains OK3, VB11, and NOB1 isolated from symptomatic bunch and muscadine grape plants grown in southern Mississippi. The draft genome of these strains will be useful to identify and characterize pathogenicity genes and develop new improved grape cultivars.

Technical Abstract: We report here high-quality draft whole-genome assemblies of Xylella fastidiosa subsp. fastidiosa strains OK3, VB11, and NOB1 isolated from symptomatic bunch and muscadine grape plants grown in southern Mississippi.