The chromosome sequence of 'Candidatus Phytoplasma australiense' was determined. The circular chromosome comprised of ?880 kb with a GC content of 27% containing 839 predicted ORPs. Initial comparative analysis of 'Ca. P. australiense' with 'Ca. Phytoplasma asteris' strains OY-M and AY-WB showed that the gene order was more conserved between the closely related 'Ca. P. asteris' strains than to 'Ca. P. australiense'. Prominent differences observed between 'Ca. P. australiense' and 'Ca. P. asteris' strains included the genome size (about 19 kb larger than OYM); encoded the largest number of genes with assigned functions and hypothetical proteins with unknown functions.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Bulletin of Insectology|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|