Marques, Viviani V.


Improvement in the Excised Citrus Leaf Assay to Investigate Inoculation of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ by the Asian Citrus Psyllid Diaphorina citri

Raiol-Junior et al. (2017). Plant Disease 101 (3)
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Huanglongbing (HLB) is a difficult-to-control and highly destructive citrus disease that, in Brazil, is associated mainly with the bacterium ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ transmitted by the psyllid Diaphorina citri. The aim of this study was to improve our understanding of the ‘Ca. L. asiaticus’ infection process by exposing excised, fully expanded, immature citrus leaves in 50-ml Falcon tubes to one, four, or eight adults from a ‘Ca. L. asiaticus’-exposed colony for 1-, 3-, 7-, or 15-day