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Goodbye gin and tonics? Invasive plant disease threatens juniper berries used to make gin

The gin industry, which is worth £3.2bn to the UK economy, has the potential to be devastated by an invasive ...
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Precision (plant) medicine: Biotech drug delivery system fights diseases pesticides can’t control

A new method developed by engineers at MIT may offer a starting point for delivering life-saving treatments to plants ravaged ...
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Plagued by citrus greening disease, US citrus production down more than 50% since mid-1990s

The United States remains one of the world’s top citrus-producing nations, trailing only Brazil and China in annual production. However, ...
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Podcast: Plant diseases destroy $220 billion worth of crops annually. Meet the scientists fighting to protect our food supply

Looking at the massive selection of goods available in US grocery stores, most consumers likely don't realize just how hard ...
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Newly discovered genes could help develop natural ‘antibiotic cocktails’ to battle plant disease

Yezhang Ding, Alisa Huffaker, and Eric Schmelz of the University of California San Diego and their colleagues have developed a ...
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CRISPR gene editing protects apples from orchard-destroying fire blight disease

The bacterium Erwinia amylovora, the causal agent of fire blight disease in apple, triggers its infection through the DspA/E effector ...
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Scientists ‘turn off’ pathogenic genes to protect cotton from devastating wilt disease

Verticillium wilt (VW) is a devastating disease that affects a wide range of crops, causing major losses in agriculture .... One ...

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