Erwinia amylovora

Erwinia amylovora is an important bacterial plant pathogen, which is the causative agent of fire blight. As a member of the Enterobacteriaceae, it is related to Escherichia and Shigella, Salmonella and Yersinia.

Data Downloads

The Sanger Institute, funded by the USDA, has completed the sequence of the genome of Erwinia amylovora strain Ea273 in collaboration with Steven Beer of the Department of Plant Pathology, Cornell University, and Nicole Perna of the Department of Genetics, University of Wisconsin.

Published Genome Data

The genome is 3,805,874 bp in size and has a G+C content of approximately 53.5%. There are also two plasmids, one of 71,487 bp and one of 28243 bp.

The chromosomal genome is deposited in the EMBL/GenBank databases with accession number FN666575. The plasmids are similarly available with accession numbers FN666576 and FN666577.

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


  • Complete genome sequence of the plant pathogen Erwinia amylovora strain ATCC 49946.

    Sebaihia M, Bocsanczy AM, Biehl BS, Quail MA, Perna NT, Glasner JD, DeClerck GA, Cartinhour S, Schneider DJ, Bentley SD, Parkhill J and Beer SV

    Journal of bacteriology 2010;192;7;2020-1

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.

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