Yang, Jin


Multi-Locus Sequence Analysis Reveals the Genetic Diversity and Population Differentiation of Candidatus Liberibacter Asiaticus in China

You et al. (2023). Diversity 15 (12)
Liberibacter Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Huanglongbing (HLB) is a devastating citrus disease caused by Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas). Since its initial outbreak in Guangdong Province, China, it has spread to 10 provinces and caused significant economic losses. Hence, assessing CLas genetic diversity and demographic history is crucial for HLB epidemic prevention and control. In this study, we collected 500 leaf samples of CLas-infected plants from 10 provinces. We performed multi-loci sequence analysis on four gene fragments