Colegio de Postgraduados


Endosymbionts associated with Diaphorina citri, vector of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus

López-San Juan, Colegio de Postgraduados (2021). Revista Chapingo Serie Horticultura 27 (1)
Ca. Carsonella ruddii Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus Ca. Profftella armatura Liberibacter
iaphorina citri is considered the most dangerous citrus pest because it transmits Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, the causal agent of Huanglongbing (HLB). Like other hemiptera insects, D. citri has developed mutualistic interactions with prokaryotic organisms known as endosymbionts. This symbiosis can be obligatory, when the interaction occurs with a primary endosymbiont, or facultative, when it is a secondary endosymbiont. Symbiosis is essential for various physiological functions, but some