Aetiology of citrus greening disease.

  title={Aetiology of citrus greening disease.},
  author={Monique Garnier and N Danel and Joseph Marie Bov{\'e}},
  journal={Annales de microbiologie},
  volume={135A 1},
Greening disease of citrus is characterized by the presence of procaryotic organisms in the sieve tubes of infected plants. These procaryotes have often been called mycoplasma-like. We have previously shown that the envelope of the organism was composed of two membranes, each with a triple-layered structure: an inner membrane (cytoplasmic membrane) and an outer membrane. Penicillin treatment of greening-affected plants results in remission of symptoms, suggesting the presence of a peptidoglycan… CONTINUE READING