Louzada, Eliezer S.


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Diversity of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ Strains in Texas Revealed by Prophage Sequence Analyses

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De Leon et al. (2024). Plant Disease
Names
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Abstract
Prophages/phages are important components of the genome of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ (CLas), an unculturable alphaproteobacterium associated with citrus huanglongbing (HLB) disease. Phage variations have significant contributions to CLas strain diversity research, which provide critical information for HLB management. In this study, prophage variations among selected CLas strains from southern Texas were studied. The CLas strains were collected from three different CLas inhabitant env

A Field Deployable Real-Time Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification Targeting Five Copy nrdB Gene for the Detection of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ in Citrus

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Danda et al. (2023). The Plant Pathology Journal 39 (4)
Names
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Abstract
Huanglongbing (HLB) is one of the most destructive diseases in citrus, which imperils the sustainability of citriculture worldwide. The presumed causal agent of HLB, ‘<i>Candidatus</i> Liberibacter asiaticus’ (CLas) is a non-culturable phloem-limited α-proteobacterium transmitted by Asian citrus psyllids (ACP, <i>Diaphorina citri</i> Kuwayama). A widely adopted method for HLB diagnosis is based on quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). Although HLB diagn

Root samples provide early and improved detection of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus in Citrus

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Braswell et al. (2020). Scientific Reports 10 (1)
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Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Abstract
AbstractHuanglongbing (HLB), or Citrus Greening, is one of the most devastating diseases affecting agriculture today. Widespread throughout Citrus growing regions of the world, it has had severe economic consequences in all areas it has invaded. With no treatment available, management strategies focus on suppression and containment. Effective use of these costly control strategies relies on rapid and accurate identification of infected plants. Unfortunately, symptoms of the disease are slow to d

Distribution of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ Above and Below Ground in Texas Citrus

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Louzada et al. (2016). Phytopathology® 106 (7)
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Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Abstract
Detection of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ represents one of the most difficult, yet critical, steps of controlling Huanglongbing disease. Efficient detection relies on understanding the underlying distribution of bacteria within trees. To that end, we studied the distribution of ‘Ca. L. asiaticus’ in leaves of ‘Rio Red’ grapefruit trees and in roots of ‘Valencia’ sweet orange trees grafted onto sour orange rootstock. We performed two sets of leaf collection on grapefruit trees; the first

Quantitative Distribution of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus in the Aerial Parts of the Huanglongbing-infected Citrus Trees in Texas

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Kunta et al. (2014). HortScience 49 (1)
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Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Abstract
The Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, one of the known vectors for citrus greening disease or Huanglongbing (HLB) pathogens, has been present in Texas for over a decade, but the detection of the disease is recent. HLB has been confirmed in only two adjacent commercial citrus groves of grapefruit and sweet orange. A study was conducted to compare the population of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas) cells in different plant parts including peduncle, columella, leaves, seeds, y