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Dr. Wenbo Ma's Huanlongbing paper published in Nature Communications

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Dr. Wenbo Ma and her team have published a paper focused on Huanglongbing(HLB), a devastating disease of citrus. The group demonstrated that a protein effector (SDE1) produced by the bacterium that causes HLB targets a group of proteases in the citrus plant that are required to combat disease. Dr. Wenbo Ma and her reasearch group were also featured in 2 stories including a front page story on the Press-Enterprise regarding their research on HLB. 

The paper titled An effector from the Huanglongbing-associated pathogen targets citrus proteases can be found here.
The UCR Today Link is here.
The Press-Enterprise story can be found here.