Hall, David G


Detection and Relative Titer ofCandidatusLiberibacter asiaticus in the Salivary Glands and Alimentary Canal ofDiaphorina citri(Hemiptera: Psyllidae) Vector of Citrus Huanglongbing Disease

Ammar et al. (2011). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 104 (3)
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
AbstractCandidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas) bacterium has been strongly implicated as the causative agent of huanglongbing (HLB), or citrus greening, which is currently the most devastating citrus disease worldwide. HLB is transmitted by the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), in a persistent manner. We used quantitative-polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect CLas in dissected organs of individual D. citri adults infected with HLB in the laboratory or