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Early Detection Techniques (EDT)

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The snapshots on this page describe methods currently under development that could detect HLB early in the infection process (weeks or a few months, rather than years).

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Metabolite changes in the tree can help us detect Huanglongbing
Dr. Carolyn Slupsky, University of California, Davis. Updated 11/13/19.

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The ‘nose’ knows: Using citrus odor for early detection of HLB
Dr. Cristina Davis, University of California, Davis. Originally published 2/7/17. Updated 11/1/19. 

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Canines can detect trees infected with the bacterium that causes huanglongbing
Tim Gottwald, USDA, U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory in Fort Pierce, Florida. Updated 6/13/19.

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Starch accumulation sensor for early detection of HLB
Dr. Alireza Pourreza, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis, Updated 6/21/18. 

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The value of early detection technologies (EDTs) for HLB management
Dr. Neil McRoberts, University of California, Davis. Updated 6/4/18.

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Changes in microbial communities on citrus leaves can help detect HLB
Dr. Johan Leveau, University of California, Davis. Updated 11/6/17.

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Using antibodies for early detection of HLB infection
Dr. Wembo Ma, University of California, Riverside. Updated 10/10/17.

 

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