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Development on Infected Citrus over Generations Increases Vector Infection by `CandidatusLiberibacter Asiaticus inDiaphorina citri'

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Pacheco, Inaiara de Souza [1, 2] ; Galdeano, Diogo Manzano [2] ; Spotti Lopes, Joao Roberto [3] ; Machado, Marcos Antonio [2]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Biol, BR-13083862 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Inst Agron Campinas, Ctr Citricultura Sylvio Moreira, BR-13490970 Cordeiropolis, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Entomol & Acarol, Escola Super Agr Luiz de Queiroz, BR-13418900 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: INSECTS; v. 11, n. 8 AUG 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

`CandidatusLiberibacter asiaticus' (CLas) is a major causal agent of citrus Huanglongbing (HLB), which is transmitted by Asian citrus psyllid (ACP),Diaphorina citri, causing severe losses in various regions of the world. Vector efficiency is higher when acquisition occurs by ACP immature stages and over longer feeding periods. In this context, our goal was to evaluate the progression of CLas population and infection rate over four ACP generations that continuously developed on infected citrus plants. We showed that the frequency of CLas-positive adult samples increased from 42% in the parental generation to 100% in the fourth generation developing on CLas-infected citrus. The bacterial population in the vector also increased over generations. This information reinforces the importance of HLB management strategies, such as vector control and eradication of diseased citrus trees, to avoid the development of CLas-infected ACP generations with higher bacterial loads and, likely, a higher probability of spreading the pathogen in citrus orchards. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/13971-0 - Global gene expression of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus in different stages of development of the vector (Diaphorina citri).
Grantee:Inaiara de Souza Pacheco
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 14/50880-0 - INCT 2014: comparative and functional genomics and citrus-assisted breeding
Grantee:Marcos Antonio Machado
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants