Mejía-Eslava, Antonio


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Identification of 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus' the Huanglongbing Bacterium in citrus from Colombia

Citation
Chaves-Sierra et al. (2023). Plant Disease
Names
Liberibacter Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Abstract
Candidatus Liberibacter spp is the most prevalent microorganism in the citrus plant, associated with Citrus Huanglongbing (HLB), which is transmitted by the psyllid vector. In Colombia, the vector Diaphorina citri Kugayama has been reported in different regions, but “Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus” (CLas) has only been detected in insect vectors, not in citrus host plants. To identify the presence and quantify the pathogen in citrus tissues, we employed a combined strategy that involved three techn