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BIOMARKERS FOR THE PRE-SYMPTOMATIC DIAGNOSIS OF HUANGLONGBING (HLB) IN CITRUS AND USE THEREOF

United States Patent Application

20170145478
A1
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The identification of genes upregulated following infection of citrus trees by Liberibacter, the causative agent of huanglongbing (HLB), is described. Methods for detecting pre-symptomatic HLB in citrus trees by detecting expression of one or more genes overexpressed following infection by Liberibacter is also described.
Gupta, Goutam (Los Alamos, NM), Stover, Eddie Wayne (Fort Pierce, FL), Pardington, Paige (Los Alamos, NM), Wren, Melinda (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos NM), The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture (Washington DC)
15/ 360,633
November 23, 2016
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, and under Project No. 6618-21000-014-00D awarded by the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The government has certain rights in the invention.