Affiliation: Agricultural Research Service
- Complete genome sequence of citrus huanglongbing bacterium, 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus' obtained through metagenomicsYongping Duan
USDA ARS USHRL, Fort Pierce, FL 34945, U S A
Mol Plant Microbe Interact 22:1011-20. 2009..L. asiaticus' as an early-branching and highly divergent member of the family Rhizobiaceae. This is the first genome sequence of an uncultured alpha-proteobacteria that is both an intracellular plant pathogen and insect symbiont...
- Characterization of the microbial community structure in Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus-infected citrus plants treated with antibiotics in the fieldMuqing Zhang
Indian River Research and Education Center, IFAS UF, Fort Pierce, FL 34945, USA
BMC Microbiol 13:112. 2013..Previously, we reported a combination of Penicillin G and Streptomycin was effective in eliminating or suppressing the associated bacterium, 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus' (Las)...
- Effective Antibiotics against 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus' in HLB-Affected Citrus Plants Identified via the Graft-Based EvaluationMuqing Zhang
Guangxi University, Nanning, 530004, China Institute of Food and Agricultural Science Indian River Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Fort Pierce, FL 34945, United States of America
PLoS ONE 9:e111032. 2014..The effective and non-phytotoxic antibiotics could be potential candidates for control of citrus HLB, either for the rescue of infected citrus germplasm or for restricted field application. ..
- A graft-based chemotherapy method for screening effective molecules and rescuing huanglongbing-affected citrus plantsMuqing Zhang
IFAS IRREC, University of Florida, Fort Pierce, FL 34945, USA
Phytopathology 102:567-74. 2012..These findings are useful not only for chemical treatments but also for graft-based transmission studies in HLB and other Liberibacter diseases...
- Prophage-mediated dynamics of 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus' populations, the destructive bacterial pathogens of citrus huanglongbingLijuan Zhou
Horticultural Research Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Fort Pierce, Florida, United States of America Indian River Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Fort Pierce, Florida, United States of America
PLoS ONE 8:e82248. 2013..These results are the first to demonstrate the prophage/phage-mediated dynamics of Las populations in plant and insect hosts, and their correlation with insect transmission and disease development. ..
- Characterization of an ATP translocase identified in the destructive plant pathogen "Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus"Cheryl M Vahling
USDA ARS USHRL, 2001 South Rock Rd, Fort Pierce, FL 34945, USA
J Bacteriol 192:834-40. 2010..This is the first reported characterization of an ATP translocase from "Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus," indicating that some intracellular bacteria of plants also have the potential to import ATP directly from their environment...
- Deciphering the bacterial microbiome of citrus plants in response to 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus'-infection and antibiotic treatmentsMuqing Zhang
Indian River Research and Education Center, IFAS UF, Fort Pierce, Florida, United States of America USDA ARS, US Horticultural Lab, Fort Pierce, Florida, United States of America State Key Lab for Conservation and Utilization of Subtropical Agro bioresources, Guangxi University, Nanning, Guangxi, China
PLoS ONE 8:e76331. 2013..These results provide new insights into microbial communities that may be associated with the progression of citrus huanglongbing (HLB) and the potential effects of antibiotics on the disease and microbial ecology. ..