High-Quality Draft Genome Sequence Resources of Eight Xylella fastidiosa Strains Isolated from Citrus, Coffee, Plum, and Hibiscus in South America

Phytopathology. 2020 Nov;110(11):1751-1755. doi: 10.1094/PHYTO-05-20-0162-A. Epub 2020 Sep 10.


Xylella fastidiosa subsp. pauca, once confined to South America and infecting mainly citrus and coffee plants, has been found to be associated with other hosts and in other geographic regions. We present high-quality draft genome sequences of X. fastidiosa subsp. pauca strains J1a12, B111, U24D, and XRB isolated from citrus plants in Brazil, strain Fb7 isolated from a citrus plant in Argentina and strains 3124, Pr8x, and Hib4 isolated, respectively, from coffee, plum, and hibiscus plants in Brazil. Sequencing was performed using Roche 454-GS FLX, MiSeq-Illumina or Pacific Biosciences platforms. These high-quality genome assemblies will be useful for further studies about the genomic diversity, evolution, and biology of X. fastidiosa.

Keywords: Xylella fastidiosa subsp. pauca; bacteriology; citrus variegated chlorosis; phytopathogen.

MeSH terms

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Citrus*
  • Coffee
  • Hibiscus*
  • Plant Diseases
  • Prunus domestica*
  • Xylella* / genetics


  • Coffee

Supplementary concepts

  • Xylella fastidiosa