Start Date: Sep 01, 2010
End Date: Jun 30, 2014
1. Clone and sequence ZC Liberibacter pathogen to identify suitable sequencing regions for designing realtime PCR. Validate sensitivity and specificity of detection. 2. Conduct whole genome analyze of ZC Liberibacter draft genome and identify SSR loci for designing SSR primers. 3. Conduct population genetic analysis of ZC-associated Candidatus Liberibacter and assess genetic diversity of the pathogen.