Aggarwal, Manu


Growth Dynamics and Survival of Liberibacter crescens BT-1, an Important Model Organism for the Citrus Huanglongbing Pathogen “ Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus”

Sena-Vélez et al. (2019). Applied and Environmental Microbiology 85 (21)
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Liberibacter crescens is a bacterium that is closely related to plant pathogens that have caused billions of dollars in crop losses in recent years. Particularly devastating are citrus losses due to citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing, which is caused by “ Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus” and carried by the Asian citrus psyllid. L. crescens is the only close relative of “ Ca . Libe