Chen, Qi


Detection of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus and five viruses in individual Asian citrus psyllid in China

Liu et al. (2024). Frontiers in Plant Science 15
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
IntroductionAsian citrus psyllid (ACP, Diaphorina citri) is an important transmission vector of “Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus” (CLas), the causal agent of Huanglongbing (HLB), the most destructive citrus disease in the world. As there are currently no HLB-resistant rootstocks or varieties, the control of ACP is an important way to prevent HLB. Some viruses of insect vectors can be used as genetically engineered materials to control insect vectors.MethodsTo gain knowledge on viruses in ACP i