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Research Project: Identification, Assessment, and Delivery of Antimicrobial Compounds for the Management of Citrus Huanglongbing

Location: Crop Diseases, Pests and Genetics Research

Project Number: 2034-22000-012-10-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Jan 1, 2017
End Date: Dec 31, 2019

1. To identify key virulence genes responsible for HLB. 2. To develop a high through-put in vitro screen system to identify effective antimicrobial compounds. 3. To evaluate the effects of selected antimicrobial compounds through greenhouse in planta and field experiments.

We will take an integrated approach to analyze key virulence genes of the Huanglongbing (HLB) pathogen. We will design a high-throughput anti-microbial screening system to characterize the effect of antimicrobial compounds and develop a practical control method to mitigate HLB.