Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 2013, 10(3): 705-728. doi: 10.3934/mbe.2013.10.705

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Mathematical modeling of citrus groves infected by huanglongbing

1. Department of Mathematics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-8105

Huanglongbing (citrus greening) is a bacterial disease that is significantly impacting the citrus industry in Florida and poses a risk to the remaining citrus-producing regions of the United States. A mathematical model of a grove infected by citrus greening is developed. An equilibrium stability analysis is presented.The basic reproductive number and its relation to the persistence of the disease is discussed. A numericalstudy is performed to illustrate the theoretical findings.
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