INVESTIGATING MECHANISMS OF PATHOGENESIS AND NATURAL DEFENSE RESPONSES OF CITRUS GREENING (HLB) BY CHARACTERIZING HOST SMALL RNAS AND MRNAS
Subtropical Insects and Horticulture Research
Project Number: 6618-21000-014-17
Start Date: Oct 01, 2012
End Date: Dec 31, 2014
To identify the mechanisms of pathogenesis and natural defense in citrus to citrus greening disease or huanglongbing.
Complete greenhouse inoculation of citrus with huanglongbing (Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus). Assess plant response and analyze changes in host plant small RNAs and mRNAs.