Latest Matteo Garbelotto Stories

History Is Key Factor In Plant Disease Virulence
2012-04-20 03:30:50

Where disease-causing microbes have been makes a difference The virulence of plant-borne diseases depends on not just the particular strain of a pathogen, but on where the pathogen has been before landing in its host, according to new research results. Scientists from the University of California System and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS) published the results April 18 in the journal PLoS ONE. The study demonstrates that the pattern of...

2011-09-01 17:06:14

Genetic detective work by an international group of researchers may have solved a decades-long mystery of the source of a devastating tree-killing fungus that has hit six of the world´s seven continents. In a study published today (Thursday, Sept. 1) in the peer-reviewed journal Phytopathology, California emerged as the top suspect for the pathogen, Seiridium cardinale, that is the cause of cypress canker disease. It was in California´s San Joaquin Valley in 1928 that S....

2006-04-21 17:39:02

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Imported plants may be to blame for a contagious disease that has killed hundreds of thousands of oak trees along the U.S. Pacific coast, a University of California, Berkeley researcher said on Friday. Sudden Oak Death, which has hit California especially hard, has confounded scientists, but their latest research at least shows the disease is not native to North America, said UC Berkeley plant pathologist Matteo Garbelotto. "It's very likely the way the...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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