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Complete genome sequence of citrus huanglongbing bacterium, 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus' obtained through metagenomics.
Multi-protein phylogenetic analysis confirmed 'Ca. L. asiaticus' as an early-branching and highly divergent member of the family Rhizobiaceae, the first genome sequence of an uncultured alpha-proteobacteria that is both an intracellular plant pathogen and insect symbiont. Expand
Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri, vector of citrus huanglongbing disease
An updated review of ACP and HLB is presented with an emphasis on the problem in Florida, where the geographic range of the disease is expanding, threatening citrus industries in new areas. Expand
Roles of Olfactory Cues, Visual Cues, and Mating Status in Orientation of Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) to Four Different Host Plants
Evidence is provided that D. citri uses olfactory and visual cues in orientation to host plants and the possibility of using plant volatiles in monitoring and management of this pest is suggested. Expand
Population Ecology and Phenology of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) in Two Florida Citrus Groves
Assessment of population densities and phenology of the psyllid Diaphorina citri Kuwayama at two citrus groves in east-central Florida indicated large infestations could occur at any time of the year depending on environmental factors and flush availability. Expand
Effect of Low Temperatures on Mortality and Oviposition in Conjunction With Climate Mapping to Predict Spread of the Root Weevil Diaprepes abbreviatus and Introduced Natural Enemies
Successful establishment of egg parasitoids in Florida seems to be limited to southern Florida, where mean daily air temperatures fall below 15°C <25 d/yr, and it is predicted that egg parasites will not establish in Arizona, California, or Texas. Expand
Factors affecting predation by buzzards Buteo buteo on released pheasants Phasianus colchicus
It is suggested that the occasional heavy losses could be avoided by encouraging shrubs rather than ground cover in pens, by siting pens where there are few perches for buzzards, and perhaps also by high-density releases. Expand
Behavioral evidence for a female‐produced sex attractant in Diaphorina citri
Behavioral evidence for a female‐produced volatile sex attractant pheromone in D. citri is provided and will be an important contribution to current monitoring and management practices for the pest. Expand
Vibrational Communication Between the Sexes in Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae)
Examination of substrate-borne vibrational signals in Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, a vector of huanglongbing, finds that in the absence of olfactory cues psyllids might be more inclined to use acoustic signals to communicate with conspecifics. Expand
Observations on the entomopathogenic fungus Hirsutella citriformis attacking adult Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) in a managed citrus grove
A two-year field study was conducted in an orange grove in the United States (Florida) to characterize the phenology of the entomopathogen Hirsutella citriformis Speare infecting adults of the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, and found mummified cadavers were most abundant on citrus leaves during the fall and winter months. Expand
Insects and Mites Associated with Sugarcane in Florida
A list of insects and mites associated with sugarcane in Florida is presented. Phytophagous species are listed along with their parasitoids and predators. A literature review of sugarcane entomologyExpand