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Identification of Spiroplasma citri-induced Small RNAs for Early Diagnosis of Citrus Stubborn Disease

The fundamental control method for the stubborn disease, like most of the graft-transmissible diseases of citrus, is the use of disease tested propagative material. Modern diagnostic techniques that increase the capacity of quarantine programs such as the Citrus Clonal Protection Program (CCPP) to test source plants of citrus germplasm and improve the overall scheme of diagnostics necessary for the safe release of new varieties to the industry are essential for a sustainable and viable California citriculture.