Complete genome sequence of the plant pathogen Erwinia amylovora strain ATCC 49946

J Bacteriol. 2010 Apr;192(7):2020-1. doi: 10.1128/JB.00022-10. Epub 2010 Jan 29.


Erwinia amylovora causes the economically important disease fire blight that affects rosaceous plants, especially pear and apple. Here we report the complete genome sequence and annotation of strain ATCC 49946. The analysis of the sequence and its comparison with sequenced genomes of closely related enterobacteria revealed signs of pathoadaptation to rosaceous hosts.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • DNA, Bacterial / chemistry*
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics*
  • Enterobacteriaceae / genetics
  • Erwinia amylovora / genetics*
  • Evolution, Molecular
  • Genome, Bacterial*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Plant Diseases / microbiology
  • Rosaceae / microbiology
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA


  • DNA, Bacterial

Associated data

  • GENBANK/FN666575
  • GENBANK/FN666576
  • GENBANK/FN666577