Insect Science


Bacterial plant pathogens affect the locomotor behavior of the insect vector: a case study of Citrus volkamerianaTriozae erytreaeCandidatus Liberibacter asiaticus system

Ameline et al. (2023). Insect Science
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
AbstractPlant pathogens can alter the behavior of their insect vectors as well as their survival and reproduction. The African psyllid, Trioza erytreae, is one of the vectors of Huanglongbing, a citrus disease caused mainly by “Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus” (CLas). The purpose of this study was to characterize the effects of CLas on the psyllid, T. erytreae using Citrus volkamerina plants as the study system. The study focused more specifically on the CLas effects prior to and after its acq