Citrus greening disease

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Mandarin oranges with the diseases

Citrus greening disease is a plant disease. It infects citrus plants. This includes oranges and lemons. The disease is caused by the bacteria Candidatus Liberibacter. The bacteria is carried by the insect Diaphorina citri. The diseases is also called huanglongbing (from Chinese: 黃龍病; pinyin: huáng lóng bìng; literally: "yellow dragon disease").