Journal article

Draft Genome Assembly of a Wolbachia Endosymbiont of Plutella australiana

Christopher M Ward, Simon W Baxter

MICROBIOLOGY RESOURCE ANNOUNCEMENTS | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2017

Abstract

Wolbachia spp. are endosymbiotic bacteria that infect around 50% of arthropods and cause a broad range of effects, including manipulating host reproduction. Here, we present the annotated draft genome assembly of Wolbachia strain wAus, which infects Plutella australiana, a cryptic ally of the major Brassica pest Plutella xylostella (diamondback moth).

University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Australian Research Council (grant FT140101303), and supercomputing resources were provided by the Phoenix HPC service at the University of Adelaide.