Navigation Links
Quick identification needed to save Florida's citrus industry from devastating disease

The recent discovery of citrus greening (huanglongbing) in samples collected from trees in South Florida poses a definite threat to Florida's $9 billion commercial citrus industry. Proper identification and eradication methods are needed to reduce the amount of crop loss caused by this disease, say plant pathologists with The American Phytopathological Society (APS). Citrus greening is a bacterial disease that affects the phloem system of citrus plants causing the infected trees to yellow, decline, and possibly die within a few years. The bacterium is spread by an insect, the citrus psyllid.

"Although there is no cure for citrus greening, it is vital that plant pathologists work with growers to quickly identify the disease and its insect hosts," said Ronald Brlansky, professor and plant pathologist with the University of Florida, CREC, Lake Alfred, FL. "Finding the extent of the disease and the removal of infected trees will reduce the damage done by this disease," he said. Plant pathologists have been surveying and testing for citrus greening since the psyllids were found in the U.S. in the late 1990s.

Citrus greening infects all types of citrus species. The name "huanglongbing" means "yellow dragon" which is descriptive of the yellow sectors of infected trees. The symptoms of citrus greening usually include a blotchy mottle and leaf yellowing that spreads throughout the tree with lopsided fruit that fail to color properly.

Citrus greening has seriously affected citrus production in Asia, Africa, the Indian subcontinent and the Arabian Peninsula, and was recently discovered in Brazil.


'"/>

Source:American Phytopathological Society


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Quick -- what’s that smell?
2. Researchers develop rapid diagnostic tool for pathogen identification
3. Product improves peptide identification for proteomics research
4. Researchers develop new method for facile identification of proteins in bacterial cells
5. World Trade Center identifications pushed forensic DNA technology
6. Genomatix technology facilitates de novo identification of new renal disease associated genes
7. Scientists create dual-modality microbeads to improve identification of disease biomarkers
8. Automatic identification of proteins critical features from the structure
9. A much-needed shot in the arm for HIV vaccine development
10. AIDS expert says global strategy needed to combat feminization of HIV/AIDS
11. Clear rules needed to govern deep sea bioprospecting: UNU
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/15/2016)... 15, 2016 Yissum Research Development Company ... company of the Hebrew University, announced today the formation ... technology of various human biological indicators. Neteera Technologies has ... from private investors. ... detection of electromagnetic emissions from sweat ducts, enables reliable ...
(Date:3/11/2016)... India , March 11, 2016 ... a new market research report "Image Recognition Market by ... Application (Marketing and Advertising), by Deployment Type (On-Premises and ... Forecast To 2022", published by MarketsandMarkets, the global market ... 2015 to USD 29.98 Billion by 2020, at a ...
(Date:3/9/2016)... 9, 2016 Nigeria ... more than 23,000 public service employees either did not ... their salary unlawfully.    --> Nigeria ... that more than 23,000 public service employees either did ... receiving their salary unlawfully.    --> DERMALOG, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/26/2016)... -- Despite the volatility that continues to envelop ... pre-market research on ActiveWallSt.com directs the investor community,s focus on ... RDUS ), Cerus Corp. (NASDAQ: CERS ), Arrowhead ... Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: FPRX ). Register with us ... http://www.activewallst.com/ On Wednesday, shares in ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... FireflySci has ... in leading laboratories all over the globe. Their cute firefly logo has been ... awesome cuvettes, FireflySci makes spectrophotometer calibration standards that never require recalibration. These ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The Ankle Plating System 3 and Small ... fractures of the distal tibia and fibula. This system marks Acumed's continued commitment ... is composed of seven plate families that span the lateral, medial, and posterior ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... ... Scientists at the University of Athens say they have evidence that the variety of ... could lead to one good one. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on ... evaluated 98 mesothelioma patients who got a second kind of drug therapy ...
Breaking Biology Technology: