Livingston, Taylor


Canopy health, but not Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus Ct values, are correlated with fruit yield in Huanglongbing affected sweet orange trees

Levy et al. (2021).
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
AbstractIn Florida, almost all citrus trees are infected with Huanglongbing (HLB), caused by the gram-negative, intracellular phloem limited bacteria Candidatus liberibacter asiaticus (CLas). Distinguishing between the severely and mildly sick trees is important for managing the groves and testing new HLB therapies. A mildly sick tree is one that produces higher fruit yield, compared to a severely sick tree, but measuring yields is laborious and time consuming. Here we characterized HLB affected