Draft genome sequence of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. glycines 8ra possessing transcription activator-like effectors used for genetic engineering

J Biotechnol. 2014 Jun 10;179:15-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2014.03.009. Epub 2014 Mar 20.


Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. glycines 8ra is a causal agent of bacterial pustule disease in soybean. This bacterium possesses transcription activator-like (TAL) effectors which are useful for genetic/protein engineering applications in higher organisms including plants and humans. Here, we report that the draft genome sequence consists of 5,337,885-bp double-stranded DNA encoding 4674 open reading frames (ORFs) in 13 different contigs. This genome sequence would be useful in applications of TAL effectors in genetic engineering and in elucidating virulence factors against plants.

Keywords: Genome; Pathogen; Transcription activator-like (TAL) effectors; Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. glycines.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Proteins / genetics*
  • Bacterial Proteins / metabolism
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Genome, Bacterial*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Open Reading Frames
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Soybeans / microbiology
  • Virulence Factors / genetics
  • Xanthomonas axonopodis / classification
  • Xanthomonas axonopodis / genetics*
  • Xanthomonas axonopodis / metabolism


  • Bacterial Proteins
  • Virulence Factors

Associated data

  • GENBANK/JDSU00000000