Genome resource: Ralstonia solanacearum phylotype II sequevar 1 (Race 3 Biovar 2) strain UW848 from the 2020 U.S. geranium introduction

Veronica Roman-Reyna, Alicia Truchon, Parul Sharma, Francesca Peduto Hand, Reza Mazloom, Boris A. Vinatzer, Jonathan M. Jacobs, Caitilyn Allen

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-208
Number of pages2
JournalPlant disease
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science

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