Biotechnological Approaches for the Resistance to Citrus Diseases

  • Manjul Dutt
  • Choaa A. El-Mohtar
  • Nian WangEmail author
Part of the Compendium of Plant Genomes book series (CPG)


Citrus is one of the top fruit crops worldwide. Citrus production faces many challenges such as diseases, insects, and abiotic stresses. Genetic improvement of citrus using conventional breeding is a lengthy, costly, and time-consuming process. Biotechnological approaches such as Agrobacterium-mediated transgenic expression, Citrus tristeza virus (CTV)-mediated transient expression and CRISPR-based genome editing have shown tremendous potential to improve citrus against different diseases. Here, we summarize the progress in generating disease-resistant/tolerant citrus plants via biotechnological approaches.


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  1. 1.Citrus Research and Education Center, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences,University of FloridaLake AlfredUSA
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology and Cell ScienceCitrus Research and Education Center, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of FloridaLake AlfredUSA

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