Candidatus Liberibacter

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Candidatus Liberibacter
Potato psyllid.jpg
The potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli, feeds on a potato and infects it with Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum, the bacterium that causes zebra chip disease.
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Bacteria
Phylum:Proteobacteria
Class:Alpha Proteobacteria
Order:Rhizobiales
Family:Rhizobiaceae
Genus:Candidatus Liberibacter
Jagoueix et al., 1997
Species

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Candidatus Liberibacter
Potato psyllid.jpg
The potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli, feeds on a potato and infects it with Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum, the bacterium that causes zebra chip disease.
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Bacteria
Phylum:Proteobacteria
Class:Alpha Proteobacteria
Order:Rhizobiales
Family:Rhizobiaceae
Genus:Candidatus Liberibacter
Jagoueix et al., 1997
Species

See text

Candidatus Liberibacter is a genus of gram-negative bacteria in the Rhizobiaceae family. The term Candidatus is used to indicate that it has not proved possible to maintain this bacterium in culture. Detection of the liberibacters is based on PCR amplification of their 16S rRNA gene with specific primers. Members of the genus are plant pathogens mostly transmitted by psyllids. The genus was originally spelled Liberobacter.[1]

Species[edit]

Named species include:[2]

The commonly used abbreviations are Laf, Lam, Las, Leu, Lso and Lcr respectively.

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