Identification and characterization of HLB-induced small RNAs and mRNAs-towards the understanding of natural defense mechanisms against HLB
Subtropical Insects and Horticulture Research
Project Number: 6618-21000-014-15
Start Date: Oct 01, 2012
End Date: Sep 30, 2013
To identify important regulatory components in host defense signaling pathways, which will be used to develop effective means for huanglongbing (Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus) control.
Complete greenhouse inoculation of citrus with huanglongbing (HLB) and citrus tristeza virus. Assess plant response and analyze changes in host plant small RNAs and mRNAs.