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Citrus greening huanglongbing (Brazilian

Candidatus Liberibacter americanus

Citrus greening huanglongbing (Brazilian (Candidatus Liberibacter americanus) is a bacterial pathogen of citrus. It was first detected in Puerto Rico in 2010.

Huanglongbing is one of the most serious diseases of citrus. The causal agent is a noncultured, sieve tube-restricted a-proteobacterium. This pathogen is vectored by Diaphorina citri, a psyllid.

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