Agronomy and Crop Science


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A Perspective on Current Therapeutic Molecule Screening Methods Against ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’, the Presumed Causative Agent of Citrus Huanglongbing

Citation
Kennedy et al. (2023). Phytopathology® 113 (7)
Names
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Abstract
Huanglongbing (HLB), referred to as citrus greening disease, is a bacterial disease impacting citrus production worldwide and is fatal to young trees and mature trees of certain varieties. In some areas, the disease is devastating the citrus industry. A successful solution to HLB will be measured in economics: citrus growers need treatments that improve tree health, fruit production, and most importantly, economic yield. The profitability of citrus groves is the ultimate metric that truly matte

Physiological Variables Influenced by ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ Infection in Two Citrus Species

Citation
Wu et al. (2023). Plant Disease 107 (6)
Names
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Abstract
‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ is the bacterium associated with the citrus disease known as huanglongbing (HLB). This study evaluated the influence of ‘Ca. L. asiaticus’ infection on a number of key plant physiological variables concerning photosynthesis, cell integrity, reactive oxygen species scavengers’ activity, and osmoregulation of two different species of citrus—the pomelo Citrus maxima and the mandarin C. reticulata ‘Tankan’—relative to their measured ‘Ca. L. asiaticus’ infection l

Development of a Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) Method to Detect the Potato Zebra Chip Pathogen ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ (Lso) and Differentiate Haplotypes A and B

Citation
Jiang et al. (2023). Plant Disease 107 (6)
Names
“Liberibacter solanacearum”
Abstract
‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ (Lso) is the causal agent of zebra chip of potato (Solanum tuberosum), which can significantly reduce potato yield. In this study, a loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) method for the detection of Lso haplotypes A and B was developed and evaluated. Two sets of LAMP primers named LAMP-A and LAMP-B were designed and tested for specificity and sensitivity. Both LAMP-A and LAMP-B were specific to Lso in in silico analysis using the Primer-Blast tool.

Microscopic and Transcriptomic Analyses of Early Events Triggered by ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ in Young Flushes of Huanglongbing-Positive Citrus Trees

Citation
Pandey et al. (2023). Phytopathology® 113 (6)
Names
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Abstract
‘ Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ (CLas) is associated with the devastating citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB). Young flushes are the center of the HLB pathosystem due to their roles in the psyllid life cycle and in the acquisition and transmission of CLas. However, the early events of CLas infection and how CLas modulates young flush physiology remain poorly understood. Here, transmission electron microscopy analysis showed that the mean diameter of the sieve pores decreased in young leaves