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2012-02-21 11:33:35

A gene fusion research project led by a University of California, Davis, plant scientist delivers a one-two punch to Pierce's disease, a deadly threat to California's world-renowned wine industry. The study is set for publication the week of Feb. 20 in the early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "Many disease-causing microbes can evade one defensive action by a host plant, but we believe that most microbes would have difficulty overcoming a combination of...

2012-02-20 14:00:00

LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, Feb. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of researchers has found a way to ensure that your evening glass of wine will continue to be available, despite the potential attack of Xylella fastidiosa (Xf), a bacterium that causes Pierce's Disease and poses a significant threat to the California wine industry's valuable grapevines. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120220/DC55257) Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), University of...

2011-11-28 16:14:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A Florida court has rejected an attempt by Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and the Florida Department of Agriculture to block recovery on a judgment awarding over $19 million in compensation to thousands of Palm Beach County homeowners whose healthy, uninfected citrus trees were destroyed under the failed citrus canker eradication program. Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Robin L. Rosenberg entered the order last week...

2010-10-06 11:10:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Roughly 30,000 children in the U.S. are affected by cystic fibrosis (CF) every year. It is a chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive tract. People with CF typically only live to their mid 30s. Scientists have discovered bacteria that are linked to exacerbations, or worsening, of CF and now they are using the new information to make treatment plans against the bacteria. "Our study showed that chronic infection with S. maltophilia, which was previously not...

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2010-03-15 09:05:58

Researchers get up-close look at Pierce's Disease Like a band of detectives surveying the movement of a criminal, researchers using photographic technology have caught at least one culprit in the act. In this case, electron microscopy was used to watch a deadly bacteria breakdown cell walls in wine grape plants "“ an image that previously had not been witnessed. The study will be published in Botany. "Basically, we've been interested in determining how the bacteria moves," said Dr. B....

2009-03-04 17:15:00

NEW YORK, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Named for its green, misshapen fruit, Citrus Greening Disease has destroyed millions of acres of citrus plants around the world and now puts the future of America's citrus at risk. Spread primarily by tiny disease-infected insects called Asian Citrus Psyllids, Citrus Greening Disease first damages citrus crops by yielding hard, deformed and bitter fruit that isn't fit for selling, and eventually kills the trees.   Listen to this report from USDA/APHIS...

2008-12-04 13:35:00

CLEWISTON, Fla., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its proactive program to deal with disease, Southern Gardens Citrus announced its plans to plant and field test canker and greening disease-resistant citrus trees in its groves starting in early 2009. Huanglongbing or citrus greening disease (HLB) is considered to be the most serious disease of citrus anywhere it occurs in the world. HLB was first identified and confirmed in Florida in September 2005. Three years later, HLB now can...

2007-07-04 18:19:31

By Hiromura, Katsuhiko Furuhashi, Madoka; Minami, Kojiro; Miyazaki, Ken; Et al Abstract Septic shock during pregnancy is very rare but has high mortality. We report a case of septic shock in a pregnant woman with ileus, showing that severe ileus in a pregnant woman could be attributed to life-threatening septic shock and that we should give special attention to a nosocomial infection. Keywords: Septic shock, ileus, pregnancy, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia...

2005-10-19 08:06:37

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - Wilma, the record-tying 21st storm of a harsh Atlantic hurricane season, may devastate prime citrus and sugar crops in Florida, officials warned on Wednesday. The Sunshine State's $9.1 billion citrus industry is fretting about the storm and the cane plantations in the state also lie at risk only a year after three hurricanes in quick succession pummeled Florida's groves. Wilma grew into a potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane with winds of...

2005-09-21 16:25:05

St. Paul, Minn. (September 21, 2005) "“ New research just released in the September issue of Plant Disease suggests that weeds commonly found in California's wine country may enable the spread of Pierce's disease of grapes, one of the most destructive plant diseases affecting grapes. Pierce's disease is caused by Xylella fastidiosa, a bacterium transmitted by sharpshooters and spittlebugs. In response to outbreaks of Pierce's disease in central California, plant pathologists studied 29...