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INRA Centre de Recherches de Bordeaux,

Citrus greening huanglongbing (Asian)

Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus

Citrus greening huanglongbing (Asian) (Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus) is a bacterial pathogen of citrus. It is a native of Asia and was first detected in Florida in 2005.

Diaphorina citri, the Asiatic Citrus Psyllid, is a vector for this destructive disease. Currently, tree removal is the only effective control of the pathogen.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CABI data sheet.
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