From rags to riches: insights from the first genomic sequence of a plant pathogenic bacterium
Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
Genome Biology 2000, 1:reviews1019-reviews1019.4 doi:10.1186/gb-2000-1-3-reviews1019Published: 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.