Draft Genome Assembly of a Wolbachia Endosymbiont of Plutella australiana
Christopher M Ward, Simon W Baxter
MICROBIOLOGY RESOURCE ANNOUNCEMENTS | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2017
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).
Awarded by Australian Research Council
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.