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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/IFAS awarded 1st Ph.D. plant breeding program in Florida, one of few in USA

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July 13, 2021

Working in labs and fields across Florida, a new generation of students will start earning a Ph.D. in plant breeding from the University of Florida – the first program of its kind in Florida and one of a few in the nation. The UF/IFAS College ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Citrus, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Corn, Crops, Elaine Turner, Environmental Benefits, Fiber, Forage, Gene Editing, Genetics, Global Food Security, Hunger, Lettuce, New Program, Peanuts, Ph.D., Plant Breeding, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Vance Whitaker

UF professor earns national award for innovative research

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August 12, 2020

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla. -- Researcher. Scholar. Change agent. Nian Wang, a professor at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, has been recognized for all of these roles by the American Phytopathological ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: American Phytopathological Society, Citrus Greening, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Gene Editing, Microbiology And Cell Science, Microcell, Nian Wang, Ruth Allen Award

Microbiologist at UF/IFAS Citrus REC works toward a successful greening treatment

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July 11, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- In the same year the University of Florida’s Citrus Research and Education Center celebrates its 100th anniversary, Nian Wang believes he may be close to finding the “off switch” for greening, the disease devastating ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: 100th Anniversary, Citrus Research And Education Center, CRISPR, Gene Editing, Greening, Microbiology And Cell Science, Microcell, News, Nian Wang

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