Agronomy and Crop Science


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An inhibitor-monitorable single-tube duplex quantitative real-time PCR assay for the detection of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus

Citation
Huang et al. (2023). Plant Disease
Names
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Abstract
Huanglongbing (HLB) is a citrus infectious disease caused by Candidatus Liberibacters spp. Recently, it has begun to spread rapidly worldwide, causing significant losses to the citrus industry. Early diagnosis of HLB relies on quantitative real-time PCR assays. However, the PCR inhibitors found in the nucleic acid extracted from plant materials pose challenges for PCR assays because they may result in false-negative results. Internal standard (IS) can be introduced to establish a single-tube du

New Assays for Rapid Detection of Beet Leafhopper-Associated Plant Pathogens, ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma trifolii’, Beet Curly Top Virus, and Spiroplasma citri

Citation
Swisher Grimm et al. (2023). Plant Disease 107 (12)
Names
Ca. Phytoplasma trifolii
Abstract
The beet leafhopper Circulifer tenellus is an important pest of agricultural crops in the United States, where it transmits beet curly top virus, beet leafhopper-transmitted virescence agent phytoplasma, and Spiroplasma citri to numerous crops, affecting yield and quality. Each of these pathogens have been linked to serious disease outbreaks within Washington State in the past century. To mitigate the risk of disease, growers target the beet leafhopper in their insect pest management programs.

Prevalence of a ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma solani’-Related Strain Designated as New 16SrXII-P Subgroup over ‘Candidatus Arsenophonus phytopathogenicus’ in Sugar Beet in Eastern Germany

Citation
Duduk et al. (2023). Plant Disease 107 (12)
Names
Ca. Arsenophonus phytopathogenicus Ca. Phytoplasma solani
Abstract
Two phloem-limited pathogens, ‘Candidatus Arsenophonus phytopathogenicus’ and ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma solani’, threaten sugar beet production in France, Switzerland, and Germany. Previous studies of these pathogens in Germany had focused on its western and southern regions, leaving a knowledge gap about eastern Germany. Despite their importance, this study is the first to investigate phytoplasmas in sugar beet in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. A phytoplasma strain related to ‘Ca. P. solani’ is found p

Identification of 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus' the Huanglongbing Bacterium in citrus from Colombia

Citation
Chaves-Sierra et al. (2023). Plant Disease
Names
Liberibacter Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Abstract
Candidatus Liberibacter spp is the most prevalent microorganism in the citrus plant, associated with Citrus Huanglongbing (HLB), which is transmitted by the psyllid vector. In Colombia, the vector Diaphorina citri Kugayama has been reported in different regions, but “Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus” (CLas) has only been detected in insect vectors, not in citrus host plants. To identify the presence and quantify the pathogen in citrus tissues, we employed a combined strategy that involved three techn

Identification and distribution of the “Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus”-Asian citrus psyllid pathosystem in Saudi Arabia

Citation
Ibrahim et al. (2023). Plant Disease
Names
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Abstract
Citrus greening disease was first reported in Saudi Arabia during the 1970’s when characteristic foliar and fruit symptoms were observed in commercial citrus groves, however, “Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus” (CLas) was not detected in symptomatic trees until 1981-1984 when CLas-like cells were observed by transmission electron microscopy in leaves collected from symptomatic citrus groves in southwestern Saudi Arabia. Despite the anticipated establishment of the CLas-Asian citrus psyllid (ACP