This work reports the draft genome sequence of Agrobacterium rhizogenes strain NCPPB2659 (also known as strain K599). The assembled genome contains 5,277,347 bp, composed of one circular chromosome, the pRi2659 virulence plasmid, and 17 scaffolds pertaining to the linear chromosome. The wild-type strain causes hairy root disease in dicots and has been used to make transgenic hairy root cultures and composite plants (nontransgenic shoots with transgenic roots). Disarmed variants of the strain have been used to produce stable transgenic monocot and dicot plants.
Franco, J. A. V., Collier, R., Wang, Y., Huo, N., Gu, Y., Thilmony, R., & Thomson, J. G. (2016). Draft genome sequence of Agrobacterium rhizogenes strain NCPPB2659. Genome Announcements, 4(4). https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00746-16