Holford, Paul


Publications
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Infection with ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ improves the fecundity of Diaphorina citri aiding its proliferation: A win‐win strategy

Citation
Nian et al. (2024). Molecular Ecology 33 (2)
Names
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Abstract
AbstractThe evolution of insect vector‐pathogen relationships has long been of interest in the field of molecular ecology. One system of special relevance, due to its economic impacts, is that between Diaphorina citri and ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ (CLas), the cause of the severe Asian form of huanglongbing. CLas‐positive D. citri are more fecund than their CLas‐negative counterparts, boosting opportunities for pathogens to acquire new vector hosts. The molecular mechanism behind this l

Adipokinetic hormone signaling mediates the fecundity ofDiaphorina citriinfected by ‘CandidatusLiberibacter asiaticus’

Citation
Li et al. (2023).
Names
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Abstract
AbstractDiaphorina citriis the primary vector of the bacterium, ‘CandidatusLiberibacter asiaticus’ (CLas) associated with the severe Asian form of huanglongbing.CLas-positiveD. citriare more fecund than theirCLas-negative counterparts and require extra energy expenditure. Therefore, understanding the molecular mechanisms linking metabolism and reproduction is of particular importance. In this present study, we found adipokinetic hormone (DcAKH) and its receptor (DcAKHR) were essential for increa

Genome Sequence Resource of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ from Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Liviidae) from La Réunion

Citation
Lu et al. (2021). Plant Disease 105 (4)
Names
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Abstract
‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ is an insect-transmitted, phloem-restricted α-proteobacterium associated with huanglongbing. Here, we provide the whole genome sequence of ‘Ca. L. asiaticus’ strain ReuSP1 from its insect vector Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae) collected in La Réunion. The genome is composed of 1,230,064 bp and has a 36.5% G+C content. This study reports the first ‘Ca. L. asiaticus’ genome sequence from La Réunion, which will add to ‘Ca. L. asiaticus’ genome resources a

Draft Genome Sequence of a Novel “ Candidatus Liberibacter” Species Detected in a Zanthoxylum Species from Bhutan

Citation
Chambers et al. (2020). Microbiology Resource Announcements 9 (40)
Names
Liberibacter
Abstract
The draft genome sequence of a novel “ Candidatus Liberibacter” species detected in an unidentified species of Zanthoxylum (Rutaceae) collected in Bhutan is reported. The total length is 1,408,989 bp with 1,169 coding sequences in 96 contigs, a GC content of 37.3%, and 76 to 77% average nucleotide identity with several other “ Ca . Liberibacter” species.