Genomic characterization of the novel Ralstonia phage RPSC1
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In this paper, I describe the genomic characteristics of a Ralstonia phage infecting Ralstonia solanacearum. The Ralstonia phage RPSC1 was isolated from a soil sample collected in Sichuan Province, in southwestern China. The complete genome of RPSC1 is composed of a linear double-stranded DNA 39,628 bp in length, with G+C content of 61.55%, and 43 putative protein-coding genes. All the putative protein-coding genes were on the same strand. No tRNA-encoding genes were identified. Phylogenetic and comparative genomics analyses indicate that Ralstonia phage RPSC1 should be considered a new member of the family Podoviridae. The wide host range contributes to the potential of Ralstonia phage RPSC1 as a biocontrol agent.
This research was funded by the Doctoral Research Project of Mianyang Normal University (QD2017A004).
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