Current epidemiological understanding of citrus Huanglongbing .

  title={Current epidemiological understanding of citrus Huanglongbing .},
  author={Tim R. Gottwald},
  journal={Annual review of phytopathology},
  • T. Gottwald
  • Published 5 August 2010
  • Biology
  • Annual review of phytopathology
Huanglongbing (HLB) is the most destructive citrus pathosystem worldwide. Previously known primarily from Asia and Africa, it was introduced into the Western Hemisphere in 2004. All infected commercial citrus industries continue to decline owing to inadequate current control methods. HLB increase and regional spatial spread, related to vector populations, are rapid compared with other arboreal pathosystems. Disease dynamics result from multiple simultaneous spatial processes, suggesting that… 

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