Kostyk, Barry Craig


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

Braswell et al. (2020). Scientific Reports 10 (1)
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
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