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Identification of Candidatus Liberobacter-induced Small RNAs for early diagnosis of HLB CitrusGreening

Citrus greening or “Huanglongbing” (HLB), caused by bacteria Candidatus Liberobacter, is one of the most devastating diseases of citrus. The serious spread of HLB in Florida is of great concern to the citrus industry as well as scientists. Recent detection of Asian citrus psyllids in several additional states, including California, makes it an urgent need for scientist to develop effective measures to prevent its further spread.