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2008-08-13 10:27:15

Bacterium is closely related to pathogen that causes citrus greening disease, says Allison Hansen, a doctoral student in entomology To make a discovery and get to name it is just about every scientist's dream. For one graduate student at UC Riverside that dream already has come true. Allison Hansen, a doctoral student in entomology, has discovered and named a new bacterial pathogen that could be responsible for "psyllid yellows," a disease that infects and kills tomato and potato plants. The...


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