Erik Mirkov, Texas A&M plant pathologist, Weslaco, Texas, holds a transgenic citrus plant he developed using spinach genes called definsins. In Mirkov’s greenhouse and field trials, the plants are either immune or highly resistant to the citrus disease Huanglongbing, the number one threat to the global citrus industry.
Arizona farmer Steve Pavich visits with University of Florida plant pathologist Ron Brlansky following Brlansky’s citrus presentation at the American Phytopathological Society meeting in Tucson, Ariz.
APS conference speakers, from left: plant pathologists Peter Cotty, USDA-ARS and University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.; Themis Michailides, University of California, Parlier, Calif.; and Jay Pscheidt, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore.
Plant pathologist Jayraj Jayaraman of St. Augustine, Trinindad and Tobago, poses a question.
The American Phytopathological Society is an association dedicated to high-quality, innovative plant pathology research. APS members create and share significant breakthroughs in agriculture in part to make agriculture a more successful business.
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