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

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.