Clavibacter michiganensis

Clavibacter michiganensis subspecies sepedonicus is a high-G+C Gram positive bacterium and the causative agent of potato ring rot.

Data Downloads

The Sanger Institute was funded by the USDA to sequence the genome of Clavibacter michiganensis subspecies sepedonicus, strain ATCC 33113 (= NCPPB 2137 = PDDCC 2535 = LMG 2889) in collaboration with Carol A. Ishimaru and Dennis L. Knudson of the Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University and David M. Francis of the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Ohio State University.

Published Genome Data

The genome is now finished and consists of a circular chromosome (3,258,645 bp, 72.56 % G+C), a linear plasmid (94,603 bp, 68.83 % G+C) and a circular plasmid (50,350 bp, 67.46 % G+C). The shotgun data, finished sequences and initial gene prediction with assigned systematic gene identifiers are available for download from our FTP site.

The chromosome and both plasmids are available from the EMBl/GenBank databases with accession numbers AM849034, AM849035 and AM849036.

Shotgun and assembly data from this project are available from our FTP site.


  • Genome of the actinomycete plant pathogen Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus suggests recent niche adaptation.

    Bentley SD, Corton C, Brown SE, Barron A, Clark L, Doggett J, Harris B, Ormond D, Quail MA, May G, Francis D, Knudson D, Parkhill J and Ishimaru CA

    Journal of bacteriology 2008;190;6;2150-60

Data Use Statement

This sequencing centre plans on publishing the completed and annotated sequences in a peer-reviewed journal as soon as possible. Permission of the principal investigator should be obtained before publishing analyses of the sequence/open reading frames/genes on a chromosome or genome scale. See our data sharing policy.

Sequencing enquiries

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