Tomato leaves after 10 days infection by the tomato pathogen P.syringae DC3000 (left) as well as a less virulent strain (right). Disease symptoms are dependent on a type III secretion system.
“I realize that the investigators might not typically work in the field of bacterial genomics, but when looking at divergent strains (as opposed to resequencing to uncover SNPs among strains) it is really necessary to have complete, not draft, genomes. I realize that this might sound like a lot to ask, but if they look at comparisons of, for example, bacterial core and pan-genomes, such as the other paper on this that they cite (and numerous other examples exist), they are based on complete genome sequences. If this group does not wish to come up to the standards applied to even the most conventional bacterial genomics paper, it is their prerogative; however, they should be aware of the expectations of researchers in this field.”