Chen, Qingdong


Population Diversity of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ and Diaphorina citri in Sichuan: A Case Study for Huanglongbing Monitoring and Interception

Cui et al. (2022). Plant Disease 106 (6)
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Citrus huanglongbing (HLB) is present in 10 provinces in China and is associated with ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ (CLas), which is transmitted by the Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri, ACP). To date, HLB and ACP have expanded to Yibin city of Sichuan Province, posing an imminent threat to the citrus belt of the upper and middle reaches of the Yangtze River, an important late-maturing citrus-producing area in China. To understand the epidemiological route of CLas and ACP in newly in