Draft Genome Sequence of Erwinia tracheiphila, an Economically Important Bacterial Pathogen of Cucurbits

Lori R. Shapiro, Harvard University
Erin D. Scully, United States Department of Agriculture
Dana Roberts, The Pennsylvania State University
Timothy J. Straub, Dartmouth College
Scott M. Geib, United States Department of Agriculture
Jihye Park, The Pennsylvania State University
Andrew G. Stephenson, The Pennsylvania State University
Erika S. Rojas, Iowa State University
Quin Liu, Iowa State University
Gwyn Beattie, Iowa State University
Mark Gleason, Iowa State University
Consuelo M. De Moraes, ETH Zurich
Mark C. Mescher, ETH Zurich
Shelby G. Fleischer, The Pennsylvania State University
Roberto Kolter, Harvard Medical School
Naomi Pierce, Harvard University
Olga Zhaxybayeva, Dartmouth College

This article is from Genome Announcements 3 (2015): e00482-15, doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00482-15.


Erwinia tracheiphila is one of the most economically important pathogens of cucumbers, melons, squashes, pumpkins, and gourds in the northeastern and midwestern United States, yet its molecular pathology remains uninvestigated. Here, we report the first draft genome sequence of an E. tracheiphila strain isolated from an infected wild gourd (Cucurbita pepo subsp. texana) plant. The genome assembly consists of 7 contigs and includes a putative plasmid and at least 20 phage and prophage elements.