Genetic mechanisms of the devious intruder Candidatus Liberibacter in citrus

Federico Martinelli, Abhaya M. Dandekar

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HLB symptom progression may result from three types of dysfunction occurring in Ca.L.-infected citrus: (1) a carbohydrate disorder linked to disruption of the source-sink relationship, (2) perturbation of hormonal crosstalk involved in plant immune responses (JA-SA signaling crosstalk), and (3) changes in the rapid activation of detoxifying pathways (particularly GSTs). The development of innovative short- or long-term biotechnological tools that allow beneficial modulation of these three pathways will help increase Citrus tolerance to this devastating disease.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalFrontiers in Plant Science
Publication statusPublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Plant Science

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