General Materials Science


Structural & biochemical study of peroxiredoxin from Candidatus liberibacter asiaticus

Singh et al. (2014). Acta Crystallographica Section A Foundations and Advances 70 (a1)
Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus is a fastidious prokaryotic α-proteobacterium that has not been cultured as yet. It is the causative agent of Citrus Huanglongbing (HLB) is a disease that infects citrus plants causing huge losses to the citrus industry. The plants employ a variety of defense mechanisms to combat the pathogen attack which mainly involves the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) mainly hydrogen peroxide, peroxynitrite and organic hydroperoxides. The microbe on the other han