Location: Foreign Disease-Weed Science
Project Number: 1920-22000-040-05
Start Date: Apr 01, 2011
End Date: Sep 30, 2012
Ten to twenty potential rutaceous alternative hosts will be inoculated by psyllid and grafting (when possible). Infected plants will be identified by PCR, and used as a source for back inoculations to sweet orange. A limited sub-set will be tested for effects on the pathogen and the vector, with an emphasis on pathogenicity and transmission characteristics.