Wu, Bo


Publications
5

Towards the completion of Koch’s postulates for the citrus huanglongbing bacterium, Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus

Citation
Zheng et al. (2024). Horticulture Research
Names
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Abstract
Abstract Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (Las) is one of the causal agents of huanglongbing (HLB), the most devastating disease of citrus worldwide. Due to the intracellular lifestyle and significant genome reduction, culturing Las in vitro has proven to be extremely challenging. In this study, we optimized growth conditions and developed a semi-selective medium based on the results of nutritional and antibiotic screening assays. Using these optimized conditions, we were able to

Genetic Diversity of “ Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus” Based on Four Hypervariable Genomic Regions in China

Citation
Gao et al. (2022). Microbiology Spectrum 10 (6)
Names
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Abstract
The hypervariable genomic regions derived from 35 published C Las genomes were used to decipher the genetic diversity of C Las strains and identify 10 new strains with high variations in prophage regions. Characterizing these variations in the C Las bacteria might provide insight into their evolution and adaptation to host plants and insects in China.

The Upregulated Expression of the Citrus RIN4 Gene in HLB Diseased Citrus Aids Candidatus Liberibacter Asiaticus Infection

Citation
Cheng et al. (2022). International Journal of Molecular Sciences 23 (13)
Names
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus Liberibacter
Abstract
The citrus industry has been threatened by Huanglongbing (HLB) for over a century. Here, an HLB-induced Arabidopsis RPM1-interacting protein 4 (RIN4) homologous gene was cloned from Citrus clementina, and its characteristics and function were analyzed to determine its role during citrus–Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas) interactions. Quantitative real-time PCR showed that RIN4 was expressed in roots, stems, leaves and flowers, with the greatest expression level in leaves. Its expression w

Genetic Diversity of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus Based on Four Hypervariable Genomic Regions in China

Citation
zhang et al. (2022).
Names
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Abstract
Huanglongbing (HLB; greening disease), caused by Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas), is the most damaging citrus disease worldwide. The disease has spread throughout the citrus-producing regions of Guangxi, Guangdong, Fujian, and others in China. A total of 1,789 HLB-like symptomatic or asymptomatic samples were collected from the Guangxi and Fujian provinces of China to decipher the genetic diversity of CLas and its correlation with pathogenicity and host range. The disease was the most s