Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus

Bacterium, Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, citrus greening, also known as huanglongbing Host and distribution Ca. L. asiaticus is a bacterial pathogen originating in Asia that has recently been introduced into the Americas (1). It causes citrus greening, which now presents an unprecedented threat to citrus production worldwide. It is transmitted by the phloem-feeding citrus psyllid insects (Diaphorina …

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