Gasparoto, Maria Cândida de Godoy


Prevalent Transmission of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ over ‘Ca. Liberibacter americanus’ in a Long-Term Controlled Environment

Gasparoto et al. (2022). Phytopathology® 112 (1)
Ca. Liberibacter americanus Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
In Brazil, citrus huanglongbing (HLB) is associated with ‘Candidatus Liberibacter americanus’ (CLam) and ‘Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus’ (CLas). However, there are few studies about HLB epidemiology when both Liberibacter spp. and its insect vector, the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP, Diaphorina citri), are present. The objective of this work was to compare the transmission of HLB by ACP when both CLam and CLas are present as primary inoculum. Two experiments were performed under screenhouse conditions