Accurate Huanglongbing (HLB) Diagnosis

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2011-02289
Agency Tracking Number: 2011-02289
Amount: $460,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.13
Solicitation Number: USDA-NIFA-SBIR-00339
Small Business Information
1230 Spring St., Riverside, CA, 92507-1309
DUNS: 960774941
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Youngwoo Rheem
 Senior Researcher
 (951) 686-5008
Business Contact
 Annlok Yap
Title: Business Director
Phone: (951) 686-5008
Research Institution
Citrus canker, caused by Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri, a bacteria associated with citrus leafminer (CLM), Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) damage, and Huanglongbing (HLB) . Successful completion of this project will provide citrus growers with a valuable tool for managing these two terrifying diseases, and enhance the diagnosis of diseased trees, even in the beginning stages of infection. If successful, there is a high potential that this pathogen sensory system could be used throughout the agricultural industry and beyond, including public health and those orchards that cannot or do not use conventional pesticides.

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