Endosymbionts associated with Diaphorina citri, vector of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus

López-San Juan, Colegio de Postgraduados (2021). Revista Chapingo Serie Horticultura 27 (1)
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Liberibacter Ca. Profftella armatura Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus Ca. Carsonella ruddii
Horticulture Plant Science
iaphorina citri is considered the most dangerous citrus pest because it transmits Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, the causal agent of Huanglongbing (HLB). Like other hemiptera insects, D. citri has developed mutualistic interactions with prokaryotic organisms known as endosymbionts. This symbiosis can be obligatory, when the interaction occurs with a primary endosymbiont, or facultative, when it is a secondary endosymbiont. Symbiosis is essential for various physiological functions, but some endosymbionts can adversely affect the psyllid's abilities. D. citri is associated with a great diversity of endosymbionts, with Candidatus Carsonella ruddii, Candidatus Profftella armatura, Candidatus Wolbachia spp. and Candidatus Liberibacter spp standing out. The aim o symbiotic relationship, prokaryotes, Candidatus Wolbachia, transmission of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus.
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