ARS Scientists Sequence Citrus Disease Bacterium

Gary Cooper Citrus, Florida, International

In what is being touted as a big step forward in citrus HLB, or greening disease, research, scientists with USDA’s Agriculture Research Service say they have sequenced the genome of the bacterium Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, which causes HLB. The bacterium resides in the plant’s phloem tissues, affecting the passage of nutrients and eventually killing the plant. Read more about it on the USDA website by CLICKING HERE.
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