Submitted to: Microbiology Resource Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/16/2021
Publication Date: 1/13/2022
Citation: Chen, J., Ledbetter, C.A., O'Leary, M.L. 2022. Complete genome sequence of Curtobacterium sp. strain TXMA1, isolated from a grapevine in Texas, USA. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 11(1). Article e00968-21. https://doi.org/10.1128/mra.00968-21.
Interpretive Summary: Curtobacterium is a group of bacteria commonly found in soil and plant material. Some strains of this bacterium can grow and reproduce inside plants and thereby have the potential to be used for plant disease control. In this study, a Curtobacterium strain was isolated from a grapevine in Texas. The bacterial genome was completely sequenced and released to public database. Identifying the genomic sequence of this bacterium provides a critical foundation for further scientific research and grape disease control exploration.
Technical Abstract: The genome of Curtobacterium sp. strain TXMA1 isolated from a grapevine showing marginal necrosis symptom in Texas was sequenced. The TXMA1 genome has a 3.4 Mbp circular chromosome with a GC content of 71.74%, 3,942 open reading frames (ORFs), 59 RNA genes that included four 16S-23S-5S rRNA operons.