Batuman, Ozgur


Identification of a Chromosomal Deletion Mutation and the Dynamics of Two Major Populations of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ in Its Hosts

Armstrong et al. (2022). Phytopathology® 112 (1)
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ (Las) is the prominent species of Liberibacter associated with huanglongbing, a devastating disease of citrus worldwide. In this study, we report the identification of an ∼8.3-kb DNA region of the Las genome containing eight putative open reading frames flanked by two inverted repeats, which was not present in the Las str. psy62 genome. Comparisons with other genome sequences established this region as a unique genetic element associated with genome plasticit