Submitted to: Journal of Bacteriology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: June 22, 2005
Publication Date: September 15, 2005
Citation: Joardar, V., Lindeberg, M., Jackson, R.W., Fraser, C.M., Chatterjee, A.K., Cartinhour, S.W., Schneider, D.J., Mansfield, J., Collmer, A., Buell, C.R. 2005. Whole genome sequence analysis of pseudomonas syringae pv. phaseolicola 1448a reveals divergence among pathovars in genes involved in virulence and transposition. Journal of Bacteriology. 187:6488-6498. Interpretive Summary: Pseudomonas syringae pv. phaseolicola, a bacterial plant pathogen, causes halo blight of bean. In this study, we report on the genome sequence of P. s. pv. phaseolicola isolate 1448A (1448A). Comparison with another plant pathogen, P. syringae pv. tomato DC3000 (DC3000) revealed many similarities at the gene and genome levels. Although these two bacterial strains are highly similar at the physiological level, they have distinct host ranges (DC3000 causes disease on tomato and Arabidopsis). By examining the five complete pseudomonad genome sequences that are now available, we were able to identify 3,567 genes that likely comprise the core Pseudomonas genome and 365 genes that are syringae-specific.