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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Development of New Technologies to Eliminate Huanglongbing from Budwood Source Trees

Location: Citrus and Other Subtropical Products Research

Project Number: 6618-21000-016-01
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Sep 04, 2012
End Date: Mar 31, 2014

To develop new methods for the elimination of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (Las), the bacterium associated with Huanglongbing (HLB) disease, from citrus with emphasis on cryotherapy.

Cryotherapy protocols will be developed for all kinds of citrus, e.g. sweet orange, mandarin, grapefruit, lemons, etc. The effectiveness of cryotherapy for the elimination of Las and other citrus pathogens will be determined by repeated laboratory diagnostics as well as by biological indexing.

Last Modified: 4/17/2014
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