Nocchi, Paula Thais Requena


Seasonal Variation in Populations of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ in Citrus Trees in Paraná State, Brazil

Sauer et al. (2015). Plant Disease 99 (8)
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Huanglongbing (HLB) is considered one of the most destructive diseases of citrus because the plants rapidly become unproductive, enter a decline, and eventually die. HLB is caused by the phloem-limited bacterium ‘Candidatus Liberibacter’ spp. The objective of this study was to evaluate seasonal variation of the in planta population of ‘Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus’ in the foliage of citrus trees in Brazil using real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). Eleven plants (naturally infected, then sc