Gmitter, Frederick G.


Comparative Transcriptional and Anatomical Analyses of Tolerant Rough Lemon and Susceptible Sweet Orange in Response to ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ Infection

Fan et al. (2012). Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions® 25 (11)
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Although there are no known sources of genetic resistance, some Citrus spp. are reportedly tolerant to huanglongbing (HLB), presumably caused by ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’. Time-course transcriptional analysis of tolerant rough lemon (Citrus jambhiri) and susceptible sweet orange (C. sinensis) in response to ‘Ca. L. asiaticus’ infection showed more genes differentially expressed in HLB-affected rough lemon than sweet orange at early stages but substantially fewer at late time points, p