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Sheng Li, Feng Wu, Yongping Duan, Ariel Singerman and Zhengfei Guan

recent years, however, the U.S. citrus industry has suffered major production losses due to citrus huanglongbing (HLB), or greening disease. The disease is caused by the bacterium Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus ( C Las), and it is transmitted by an

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Edward A. Evans, Fredy H. Ballen and Jonathan H. Crane

, because of phytosanitary issues in Mexico, such as sweet orange scab ( Elsinoë australis ) and citrus greening ( FreshFruitPortal.com, 2011 ). Further stoking the interest of prospective U.S. producers are results of a demonstration plot of tahiti limes at

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Jawwad A. Qureshi, Barry C. Kostyk and Philip A. Stansly

or citrus greening disease ( Halbert and Manjunath, 2004 ). Nymphs are considered more efficient at acquisition and adults at the transmission and spread of these pathogens. Feeding damage by the larvae of P. citrella exacerbates the spread of

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Clint Hoffmann, Brad Fritz, Dan Martin, Ryan Atwood, Tim Hurner, Mark Ledebuhr, Matt Tandy, John L. Jackson and Gail Wisler

The asian citrus psyllid is a detrimental pest to citrus crops when it serves as a vector of the pathogen that causes greening [huanglongbing (HLB)]. Transmission of this disease causes mottling, chlorosis, dieback, and reductions in fruit size and

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Chunxian Chen, Qifa Zheng, Xu Xiang, Jaya R. Soneji, Shu Huang, Young A Choi, Madhugiri Nageswara Rao and Fred G. Gmitter Jr.

development of eight new pGreen-derived GFP vectors and preliminary studies to evaluate one of the vectors using citrus Agrobacterium -mediated transformation. Materials and Methods pGreen vectors and green fluorescent protein cassettes. Three

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Craig Brodersen, Cody Narciso, Mary Reed and Ed Etxeberria

Citrus HLB (synonym citrus greening) is a highly destructive, fast-spreading disease of citrus. Its presumed pathological agent, Candidatus Liberibacter spp., is a fastidious Gram-negative, obligate parasite, phloem-limited α

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Brian K. Hogendorp and Raymond A. Cloyd

(Expts. 2 through 4). Expt. 1: Effects of potassium bicarbonate (MilStop ® ) on the citrus mealybug. Sixty plants of green coleus, Solenostemon scutellarioides (L.) Codd., were started from cuttings taken from stock plants and transplanted into 15.2-cm

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Lina Fu, Lijun Chai, Dekuan Ding, Zhiyong Pan and Shu’ang Peng

mandarin grafted on ( A ) ‘Zhique’ citrus rootstock and ( B, C ) trifoliate orange rootstock, respectively. Leaf chlorophyll concentration and chloroplast ultrastructure. Leaf chlorophyll concentration of green leaves of ‘Miyagawa Wase’/trifoliate orange

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Madhurababu Kunta, John V. da Graça, Nasir S.A. Malik, Eliezer S. Louzada and Mamoudou Sétamou

the Texas citrus industry for using appropriate tissue for efficient CLas detection so one could take necessary actions to prevent further spread of the disease. Literature Cited Aubert, B. 1992 Citrus greening disease, a serious limiting factor for

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Akira Kitajima, Atsu Yamasaki, Tsuyoshi Habu, Bannarat Preedasuttijit and Kojiro Hasegawa

Satsuma mandarin, the most important citrus in Japan, initiate as a chance seedling in Japan (Nagashima Island, Kagoshima Prefecture), but its origin is unclear. Satsuma mandarin has many horticultural quality advantages, including juiciness