Metagenome-Assembled Genomes of Bacteria Associated with Massospora cicadina Fungal Plugs from Infected Brood VIII Periodical Cicadas
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1128/mra.00413-22
We report six metagenome-assembled genomes (MAGs) associated with Massospora cicadina strain MCPNR19 (ARSEF 14555), an obligate entomopathogenic fungus of periodical cicadas. The MAGs include representatives of Pantoea, Pseudomonas, Lactococcus, and one potential new Chryseobacterium species. Future research is needed to resolve the ecology of these MAGs and determine whether they represent symbionts or contaminants.