Lovelace, Amelia


Transcriptome profiling of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus in citrus and psyllids

De Francesco et al. (2021).
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (Las) is an emergent bacterial pathogen that is associated with the devastating citrus Huanglongbing (HLB). Vectored by the Asian citrus psyllid, Las colonizes the phloem tissue of citrus, causing severe damage to infected trees. So far, cultivating pure Las culture in axenic media has not been successful and dual-transcriptome analyses aiming to profile gene expression in both Las and its host(s) have a low coverage of the Las genome due to the low abundance of