Draft genome sequences of three Pectobacterium strains causing blackleg of potato: P. carotovorum subsp. brasiliensis ICMP 19477, P. atrosepticum ICMP 1526, and P. carotovorum subsp. carotovorum UGC32
Blackleg is a disease caused by several species of Pectobacterium that results in losses to potato crops worldwide. Here, we report the draft genomes of three taxonomically and geographically distinct blackleg-causing strains of Pectobacterium: P. carotovorum subsp. brasiliensis ICMP 19477, P. atrosepticum ICMP 1526, and P. carotovorum subsp. carotovorum UGC32. Comparison of these genomes will support the identification of common traits associated with their capacity to cause blackleg.
Fields of Research0605 Microbiology; 060501 Bacteriology; 060408 Genomics; 070308 Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds); 060503 Microbial Genetics; 0601 Biochemistry and Cell Biology; 0604 Genetics
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