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Antisense Oligo Targets Bacterial Pathogens in Plants and Insects

This invention relates to bactericidal molecules to suppress bacterial pathogens inside of plants (Citrus trees or Potato) and insects (Hemiptera: Psyllids and Leafhoppers). Specifically, Liberibacter pathogens, but also gram-negative or gram-positive bacteria. Suppression of Liberibacter bacteria in potatoes reduced symptoms, and suppression of bacteria in citrus trees is associated with increased retention of fruits.

Benefits
• Provides protection against Bacteria, including Candidatus Liberibacter (Citrus pathogen) and Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum (potato pathogen)

Applications
• Prevent and reduce spread of citrus huanglongbing, HLB, diseases, Zebra Chip in potato
• Suppression of other bacterial plant pathogens
• Suppression of insects by targeting endosymbionts

Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
40.17
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