Guzmán-González, Salvador


Genetic diversity of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus strains from the Central Pacific citrus region in Mexico

Manzo-Sánchez et al. (2023). Revista Mexicana de Fitopatología, Mexican Journal of Phytopathology 40 (4)
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Huanglongbing (HLB) is associated with Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas). It is a destructive disease of citrus. The objective of this study was to determine the genetic diversity of 90 strains of CLas infecting eight citrus species trees from the Central Pacific in Mexico. Genetic diversity among CLas was estimated by fourteen variable numbers of tandem repeat (VNTRs) loci. Three loci were polymorphic, SSR00 and SSR077 amplified four alleles each, while the locus SSR-A amplified two alle