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From rags to riches: insights from the first genomic sequence of a plant pathogenic bacterium

Noel T Keen*, C Korsi Dumenyo, Ching-Hong Yang and Donald A Cooksey

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Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA

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Genome Biology 2000, 1:reviews1019-reviews1019.4  doi:10.1186/gb-2000-1-3-reviews1019

Published: 13 September 2000


The recently published genomic sequence of Xylella fastidiosa is the first for a free-living plant pathogen and provides clues to mechanisms of pathogenesis and survival in insect vectors. The sequence data should lead to improved control of this pathogen.