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Researchers make progress on breeding citrus canker-resistant plants; discovery may lead to breeding citrus greening-resistant trees


September 21, 2022

BALM, Fla. – A promising method to support the development of citrus varieties that are resistant to deadly diseases is the advancement of gene editing.  By “knocking out” genes within the plant that are susceptible to the pathogen that ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Canker, Citrus, Citrus Greening, Citrus Research And Education Center, Fred Gmitter, Gene Editing, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, HLB, Resistance, Ruth-borger.borger, Zhanao Deng

UF scientists study how to breed faster-growing plants


January 27, 2021

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. – In order to improve photosynthesis in plant leaves, two University of Florida scientists will study their roots and stems. More specifically, Christopher Vincent and Fred Gmitter hope to find the optimal relationship ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Carbohydrates, Christopher Vincent, Citrus, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Fred Gmitter, Grant, Leaf Growth, Nifa, Nutrients, Photosynthesis, Plant Leaves, Plants, USDA, Water

UF scientists make big stride toward greening-resistant citrus trees


October 14, 2020

University of Florida scientists achieved a major milestone in their quest to develop a citrus greening-resistant tree by sequencing the genome of a fruit plant that’s a close cousin to citrus trees. You’d need to print 54,000 pages of ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Citrus Greening Disease, Citrus Research And Education Center, Disease Resistance, Environmental Horticulture, Fred Gmitter, Genome Sequencing, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Horticultural Sciences, Interdisciplinary Center For Biotechnology Research, Rootstocks, Trifoliate Orange, Zhanao Deng

UF researchers identify citrus cultivars that show promise in battle against greening

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September 25, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNxREt0DgQ4 Click above for video about citrus breeding and citrus greening research. Click here for photo. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida researchers have some encouraging ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Greening, Citrus Research And Education Center, Fred Gmitter, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jude Grosser, Psyllid, Rootstock, University Of Florida

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