Complete genome anatomy of the emerging potato pathogen Dickeya solani type strain IPO 2222 T

Stand Genomic Sci. 2016 Nov 29;11:87. doi: 10.1186/s40793-016-0208-0. eCollection 2016.


Several species of the genus Dickeya provoke soft rot and blackleg diseases on a wide range of plants and crops. Dickeya solani has been identified as the causative agent of diseases outbreaks on potato culture in Europe for the last decade. Here, we report the complete genome of the D. solani IPO 2222T. Using PacBio and Illumina technologies, a unique circular chromosome of 4,919,833 bp was assembled. The G + C content reaches 56% and the genomic sequence contains 4,059 predicted proteins. The ANI values calculated for D. solani IPO 2222T vs. other available D. solani genomes was over 99.9% indicating a high genetic homogeneity within D. solani species.

Keywords: Blackleg; Dickeya solani; Genome; Potato; Short genome report; Soft rot.

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