Nogales da Costa Vasconcelos, Fernanda


Spatiotemporal Dynamics of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ Colonization Inside Citrus Plant and Huanglongbing Disease Development

Pandey et al. (2021). Phytopathology® 111 (6)
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ (CLas), the causal agent of citrus huanglongbing (HLB), colonizes inside the phloem and is naturally transmitted by the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP). Here, we investigated spatiotemporal CLas colonization in different tissues after ACP transmission. Of the nine plants successfully infected via ACP transmission, CLas was detected in the roots of all trees at 75 days postremoval of ACPs (DPR) but in the mature leaf of only one tree; this finding is consistent wit