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Retracing citrus’ earliest roots to find clues for healthier future

Retracing citrus’ earliest roots to find clues for healthier future

Published: Jun 9th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — That orange you’re enjoying may have been grown in Florida, but its deepest ancestral roots stretch back more than 5 million years, all the way to two wild citrus species from Southeast Asia.

UF/IFAS researchers find chemicals that treat citrus greening in the lab

UF/IFAS researchers find chemicals that treat citrus greening in the lab

Published: Jun 4th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida research team is cautiously optimistic after finding a possible treatment in the lab for citrus greening, a disease devastating Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry. It is the first step in a years-long process to bring a treatment to market.

Surprising find: UF/IFAS discovers citrus greening affects roots before leaves

Published: Apr 30th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Although citrus greening enters trees through their leaves, University of Florida researchers have discovered that the deadly disease attacks roots long before the leaves show signs of damage – a finding that may help growers better care for trees while scientists work to find a cure.

UF/IFAS scientist’s work with Brazilian citrus greening genome could aid Florida industry

Published: Dec 12th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida researcher has mapped the DNA genome of a new strain of citrus greening that could further threaten Florida’s beleaguered $9 billion citrus industry. Knowing the genetic makeup of the various strains is critical to finding a cure.

UF researchers identify citrus cultivars that show promise in battle against greening

UF researchers identify citrus cultivars that show promise in battle against greening

Published: Sep 25th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have some encouraging results in the battle against citrus greening. They have identified citrus cultivars, in this case 16 citrus rootstocks, most of […]