Submitted to: Plant and Animal Genome Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/14/2009
Publication Date: 1/9/2010
Citation: Bextine, B.R., Hunter, W.B. 2010. Development of the international psyllid genome consortium [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome XVIII Conference, January 9-13, 2010, San Diego, California. p. 18. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Two of the most important emerging agricultural diseases in the USA are transmitted by two different insect species of psyllids from the Family Psyllidae. The Asian Citrus Psyllid (Diaphorina citri) is the principal vector of the intercellular, plant-pathogenic bacterium Liberibacter which cause Huanglongbing (HLB), also referred to as citrus greening. The Potato Psyllid (Bactericerca cockerelli) is the vector of another Liberibacter species which causes Zebra Chip of Potato. The purpose of the International Psyllid Genome Consortium (IPGC) is to provide a central location for genomic and genetic information to be shared by researches. Additionally, this consortium has been developed to bring Asian Citrus Psyllid researchers and Potato Psyllid researchers together to share information and cultivate collaborative relationships. For information please visit: http://wwww.uttyler.edu/psyllidgenomics/Home.html and http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=11768.