Genome-wide sequencing data reveals virulence factors implicated in banana Xanthomonas wilt



  • Authors : Studholme, D.J.; Kemen, E.; MacLean, D.; Schornack, S.; Aritua, V.; Thwaites, R.; Grant, M.; Smith, J.; Jones, J.D.G.

  • Document type : Journal article

  • Year of publication : 2010

  • Journal title : FEMS Microbiology Letters

  • Volume (number) : 310 (2)


  • Pages : 182-192

  • Peer-reviewed : Yes

  • ISSN : 0378-1097

  • Language(s) : English

  • Abstract : Banana Xanthomonas wilt is a newly emerging disease that is currently threatening the livelihoods of millions of farmers in East Africa. The causative agent is Xanthomonas campestris pathovar musacearum (Xcm), but previous work suggests that this pathogen is much more closely related to species X. vasicola than to X. campestris. We have generated draft genome sequences for a banana-pathogenic strain of Xcm isolated in Uganda and for a very closely related strain of X. vasicola pathovar vasculorum, originally isolated from sugar cane, that is non-pathogenic on banana. The draft sequences revealed overlapping but distinct repertoires of candidate virulence effectors in the two strains. Both strains encode homologues of the Pseudomonas syringae effectors HopW and HopAF1 and RipT from Ralstonia solanacearum.

    [Banana Xanthomonas wilt is a newly emerging disease that is currently threatening the livelihoods of millions of farmers in East Africa. The causative agent is Xanthomonas campestris pathovar musacearum (Xcm), but previous work suggests that this pathogen is much more closely related to species X. vasicola than to X. campestris. We have generated draft genome sequences for a banana-pathogenic strain of Xcm isolated in Uganda and for a very closely related strain of X. vasicola pathovar vasculorum, originally isolated from sugar cane, that is non-pathogenic on banana. The draft sequences revealed overlapping but distinct repertoires of candidate virulence effectors in the two strains. Both strains encode homologues of the Pseudomonas syringae effectors HopW and HopAF1 and RipT from Ralstonia solanacearum.]

  • Keywords : DISEASE CONTROL; GENOMES; GENETIC MAPS; XANTHOMONAS CAMPESTRIS; UGANDA

  • Open access : Yes

  • Document on publisher's site : open View article on publisher's site

  • Musalit document ID : IN100317


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