Hu, Bin


Molecular signatures between citrus and Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus

Hu et al. (2021). PLOS Pathogens 17 (12)
Liberibacter Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Citrus Huanglongbing (HLB), also known as citrus greening, is one of the most devastating citrus diseases worldwide. Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas) is the most prevalent strain associated with HLB, which is yet to be cultured in vitro. None of the commercial citrus cultivars are resistant to HLB. The pathosystem of Ca. Liberibacter is complex and remains a mystery. In this review, we focus on the recent progress in genomic research on the pathogen, the interaction of host and CLas, and