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REZAEI R. Citrus Greening Disease . pps. 2016; 5 (1) :37-47
URL: http://yujs.yu.ac.ir/pps/article-1-137-en.html
Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Yasouj, Yasouj, Iran , rrezaei@yu.ac.ir
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Parad  M. & Rezaei R. 2015. Citrus greening  disease. Plant Pathology Science 5(1):37-47.

Citrus greening or Huanglongbing, is one of the most devastating disease of citrus worldwide. It is common in the southeast of Asia and is also recently reported from south provinces of  Iran. It is caused by Liberibacter sp. that tend to colonize in phloem vessels of the host. This bacterium affects all of the main types of citrus plants and reduces fruit production. One of the identifying challenges is that some of the disease symptoms are similar to deficiency of some nutrient such as zinc. The most important vectors of the disease causal agent are some psylla species. The only worthwhile control measure is removing the microbial inoculums from the affected tissues. Management of the disease described in this paper.

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