Graft transmission efficiencies and multiplication of 'Candidatus Liberibacter americanus' and 'ca. Liberibacter asiaticus' in citrus plants.

@article{Lopes2009GraftTE,
  title={Graft transmission efficiencies and multiplication of 'Candidatus Liberibacter americanus' and 'ca. Liberibacter asiaticus' in citrus plants.},
  author={Silvio Aparecido Lopes and Edson Bertolini and Guilherme Fernando Frare and Elaine Cristina Soares Martins and Nelson Arno Wulff and Diva do Carmo Teixeira and Nelson Gonçalves Fernandes and Mariano Cambra},
  journal={Phytopathology},
  year={2009},
  volume={99 3},
  pages={301-6}
}
In Brazil 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus' and 'Ca. L. americanus' cause huanglongbing (also known as greening), the most destructive citrus disease. A shift in pathogen prevalence was observed over time, with a disproportional increase in 'Ca. L. asiaticus' occurrence. Graft transmission experiments were used for a comparative study of both species using budsticks from symptomatic branches of field-affected trees as inoculum. The plants were inoculated with 'Ca. L. asiaticus' or 'Ca. L… CONTINUE READING
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