University of Florida Scientists Advance Citrus Greening Research Efforts (EurekAlert)

University of Florida Scientists Advance Citrus Greening Research Efforts

Citrus greening, a devastating disease, has reduced Florida citrus production by 70 percent, according to most accounts. Efforts to develop disease control methods have been stymied because scientists have been unable to culture and experimentally manipulate the causal bacterial pathogen, Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus.

To facilitate the scientific community’s ability to use L. crescens in citrus greening research, University of Florida Department of Plant Pathology scientists led by Dean Gabriel, Ph.D., has published an article in Phytopathology that outlines, step-by-step, highly reproducible and detailed protocols that they have standardized for culturing L. crescens.

Learn more about University of Florida Scientists Advance Citrus Greening Research Efforts.
X