Erwinia carotovora

Erwinia carotovora subsp. atroseptica is an important bacterial plant pathogen, causing soft rot and blackleg in potato. As a member of the Enterobacteriaceae, it is related to Escherichia and Shigella, Salmonella and Yersinia.

Data Downloads

FTP site

BLAST server

The Sanger Institute has completed the sequence and analysis of Erwinia carotovora subsp. atroseptica strain SCRI1043 (ATCC BAA-672), in collaboration with Dr. Ian Toth and Dr. Paul Birch of the Scottish Crop Research Institute, and Prof. George Salmond of the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge. This project was funded by The Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department (SEERAD).

Published Genome Data

The fully annotated genome sequence is available from the EMBL/GenBank database with accession number BX950851.

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


  • Genome sequence of the enterobacterial phytopathogen Erwinia carotovora subsp. atroseptica and characterization of virulence factors.

    Bell KS, Sebaihia M, Pritchard L, Holden MT, Hyman LJ, Holeva MC, Thomson NR, Bentley SD, Churcher LJ, Mungall K, Atkin R, Bason N, Brooks K, Chillingworth T, Clark K, Doggett J, Fraser A, Hance Z, Hauser H, Jagels K, Moule S, Norbertczak H, Ormond D, Price C, Quail MA, Sanders M, Walker D, Whitehead S, Salmond GP, Birch PR, Parkhill J and Toth IK

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2004;101;30;11105-10

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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