Beattie, George Andrew Charles


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

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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’

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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

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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

Murraya paniculata and Swinglea glutinosa as Short-Term Transient Hosts of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ and Implications for the Spread of Huanglongbing

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Cifuentes-Arenas et al. (2019). Phytopathology® 109 (12)
Names
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Abstract
Murraya paniculata and Swinglea glutinosa are aurantioid hosts of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) Diaphorina citri, the principal vector of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ (Las). Las is the pathogen associated with huanglongbing (HLB), the Asian form of which is the most devastating disease of Citrus species and cultivars (Rutaceae: Aurantioideae). M. paniculata is a common ornamental and S. glutinosa is grown as an ornamental, a citrus rootstock, and a hedgerow fence plant. Because of the u