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The Genome of “Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus” Is Highly Transcribed When Infecting the Gut of Diaphorina citri

Darolt et al. (2021). Frontiers in Microbiology 12
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
The Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri, is the vector of the bacterium “Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus” (Las), associated with the devastating, worldwide citrus disease huanglongbing. In order to explore the molecular interactions of this bacterium with D. citri during the vector acquisition process, cDNA libraries were sequenced on an Illumina platform, obtained from the gut of adult psyllids confined in healthy (H) and in Las-infected young shoots (Las) for different periods of times (I