Streptomyces scabies

Streptomyces scabies is an important bacterial plant pathogen, and is the causative agent of potato scab.

Data Downloads

The Sanger Institute was funded by the USDA to sequence the genome of Streptomyces scabies strain 87.22 in collaboration with Rosemary Loria of the Department of Plant Pathology, Cornell University.

Published Genome Data

The finished chromosome is 10,148,695 bp with a G+C content of 71.45%. The publsihed, fully annotated genome is available from the EMBL/GenBank databases with accession number FN554889.

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


  • Streptomyces scabies 87-22 contains a coronafacic acid-like biosynthetic cluster that contributes to plant-microbe interactions.

    Bignell DR, Seipke RF, Huguet-Tapia JC, Chambers AH, Parry RJ and Loria R

    Molecular plant-microbe interactions : MPMI 2010;23;2;161-75

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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