Rooney-Latham, S.


First Report of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus Associated with Citrus Huanglongbing in California

Kumagai et al. (2013). Plant Disease 97 (2)
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Huanglongbing (HLB), also known as citrus greening, is one of the most destructive citrus diseases worldwide and is seen as a major threat to the multimillion dollar citrus industry in California. The vector of the two bacterial species associated with this disease, Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus and Ca. L. americanus, is the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), Diaphorina citri (4). ACP was detected in California in August of 2008 and has since been detected in nine counties in southern California.