Ralstonia solanacearum phylotype II sequevar 1 (RsII-1, formerly race 3 biovar 2) causes tomato bacterial wilt, potato brown rot, and Southern wilt of geranium. Strains in RsII-1 cause wilting in potato and tomato at cooler temperatures than tropical lowland R. solanacearum strains. Although periodically introduced, RsII-1 has not established in the United States. This pathogen is of quarantine concern and listed as a Federal Select Agent. We report a rapidly sequenced (<2 days) draft genome of UW848, a RsII-1 isolate introduced to the United States in geranium cuttings in spring 2020. UW848 belongs to the near-clonal cluster of RsII-1 global pandemic strains.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Agronomy and Crop Science
- Plant Science