Phytopathology 2021 May 14. Epub 2021 May 14.
USDA Agricultural Research Service, 17123, Emerging Pests and Pathogens Research Unit, 538 Tower Road, Ithaca, New York, United States, 14853.
Huanglongbing (HLB), or citrus greening disease, is the most serious disease of citrus worldwide and is associated with plant infection by "Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus" (CLas) and other Liberibacter species. CLas is transmitted by Diaphorina citri, the Asian citrus psyllid, in a circulative propagative manner. Circulative propagative transmission is a complex process comprising at least three steps: movement of the pathogen into vector tissues, translocation and replication of the pathogen within the vector host, and pathogen inoculation of a new host by the vector. Read More