Draft Genome Sequences of New Genomospecies " Candidatus Pectobacterium maceratum" Strains, Which Cause Soft Rot in Plants

Genome Announc. 2018 Apr 12;6(15):e00260-18. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00260-18.


Investigation of collections of phytopathogenic bacteria has revealed some strains distinct from known Pectobacterium spp. We report here the draft genome sequences of five such strains, isolated during the period of 1947 to 2012. Based on comparative genomics, we propose a new candidate genomospecies of the genus Pectobacterium, "Candidatus Pectobacterium maceratum."