Silva, P. A.
Wulff, N. A.
Total Authors: 6
 Fundo Def Citricultura Fundecitrus, Araraquara, SP - Brazil
 South China Agr Univ, Guangzhou, Guangdong - Peoples R China
 USDA ARS, San Joaquin Valley Agr Sci Ctr, Parlier, CA 93648 - USA
Total Affiliations: 3
Web of Science Citations:
`Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus', an unculturable alpha-proteobacterium, is associated with citrus huanglongbing (HLB), a devastating disease threatening citrus production in Brazil and worldwide. In this study, a draft whole-genome sequence of `Ca. L. asiaticus' strain 9PA from a sweet orange (cultivar Pera) tree collected in Sao Paulo State, Brazil, is reported. The 9PA genome is 1,231,881 bp, including two prophages, with G+C content of 36.7%. This is the first report of a whole-genome sequence of `Ca. L. asiaticus' from Brazil or South America. The 9PA genome sequence will enrich `Ca. L. asiaticus' genome resources and facilitate HLB research and control in Brazil and the world. (AU)