A Breakthrough in the Battle Against Citrus Greening (The Gainesville Sun)

A Breakthrough in the Battle Against Citrus Greening

Washington is known for apples, but researchers at Washington State University — along with colleagues at the University of Florida — may have discovered a long-sought holy grail in the quest to stem citrus greening, the disease that has decimated Florida’s flagship crop.

WSU scientists are able to grow the bacteria that causes citrus greening — a major step in the creation of resistant plants or treatments for the disease. Among the researchers is David Gang, professor and director of the Tissue Imaging and Proteomics Laboratory at WSU.

To grow the bacteria, researchers first needed samples of it. And that’s where Nabil Killiny, UF associate professor in the Department of Plant Pathology Citrus Research and Education Center, comes in.

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