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UFGI publications round-up week 12/12/2016

Genome editing of the disease susceptibility gene CsLOB1 in citrus confers resistance to citrus canker. Author information: Jia H1, Zhang Y1, Orbovic V1, Xu J1, White F2, Jones J2, Wang N1. 1Citrus Research and Education Center, Department of Microbiology and Cell Science,...
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Researchers put $6 million in USDA grants toward saving citrus industry

The USDA calculates Florida’s citrus industry is producing half the oranges it did four years ago. The culprit? A bacterium called huanglongbing disease or “citrus greening.” Right now, there is no known cure. And, if something isn’t done, the Florida Department of Citrus...
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