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Researchers uncover how infections combat plant immune responses
...antiviral response. "Our results demonstrate that citrus
tristeza virus (CTV) produces three proteins that ...ne of the most important virus pathogens affecting citrus
worldwide, causing significant economic losses not only from disease, but also from the need to remo...
Citrus shows promise for certain childhood cancer
...e juice and cancer don't mix. In fact, the popular citrus
drink could become a cocktail to prevent or stop t...lture Experiment Station scientists has shown that citrus
compounds called limonoids targeted and stopped neuroblastoma cells in the lab. They now hope to lea...
Ancient olfaction protein is shared by many bugs, offering new pest control target
...coding sequence among the fruit fly, the medfly (a citrus
pest), the corn earworm moth (which damages corn and tobacco), and Anopheles gambiae, the malaria mosquito. When the medfly, moth, and mosquito versions (or "orthologues") of Or83b were expressed in fruit flies that were missing their own version of ...
'Blinding' an insect's sense of smell may be the best repellent
...it, and three pest insects: the medfly, which is a citrus
pest; the corn earworm moth, which damages corn, cotton and tomato crops; and the malaria mosquito, which targets humans. They found that one gene, shown to be responsible for the sense of smell in fruit flies, has the same function in these pest in...
Bugs, even 'bad' ones, can be educationally beneficial, new book says
...rted from Australia, threatened California's early citrus
industry. At times these pests, whose sucking beaks are permanently attached to and suck juice out of leaves, infested trees so densely that the trees appeared to be covered with snow. Introduction of 129 Australian ladybird beetles (Rodolia cardinal...
Stealth worms may improve insect pest control
...g native species of EPN for pest control trials in citrus
and iceberg lettuce, with funding from the Arizona...rg Lettuce Research Council. Ninety percent of the citrus
orchards in the state have the parasitic citrus
nematode. "We're looking for options in pest control...
Folic acid link with low birth weight, shows pioneering study
...h foods like green vegetables (broccoli, spinach), citrus
fruits (oranges, grapefruits) or wholemeal products like bread or cereals. The current recommended intake is 200 micrograms per day and women are advised to take an additional 400 micrograms a day before conception and during the first 12 weeks of pr...
Bad aftertaste? New sensory on/off switch may 'cure' bane of artificial sweetener search
... These include spinach, lettuce and for some, even citrus
fruits and juices. "This is not just an esthetic or parenting issue, but a major dietary and economic issue," according to Michael Naim, a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Naim pointed out that the food industry and individual cooks u...
Quick identification needed to save Florida's citrus industry from devastating disease
...inn. (September 14, 2005) The recent discovery of citrus
greening (huanglongbing) in samples collected from...definite threat to Florida's $9 billion commercial citrus
industry. Proper identification and eradication methods are needed to reduce the amount of crop loss...
Leafy green vegetables may help keep brains sharp through aging
...min found in foods like leafy green vegetables and citrus
fruit, may protect against cognitive decline in older adults. The research was conducted by scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. A team led by Katherine L. Tucker, PhD, director and profes...
Growers and homeowners can help detect citrus disease
...erican Phytopathological Society (APS) report that citrus
greening is spreading faster than expected and enc...s collected from trees in South Florida. Although citrus
greening is not expected to have a major impact on the supply of citrus
fruit this year, it is impor...
Losing sleep undoes the rejuvenating effects new learning has on the brain
...could see and smell the exit platform, which had a citrus
odor. The researchers moved the platform every fourth trial, requiring the animal to rely on its senses, not on memory, to find it. This task did not engage the hippocampus because the rat did not need a mental map of the pool to reach the platform, ...
Red grapefruit appears to lower cholesterol, fight heart disease
...ce supporting the heart-healthy benefits of eating citrus
fruit, was published Feb. 3 on the website of the American Chemical Societys Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry . The findings come at an appropriate time: The month of February has been designated as American Heart Month and heart disease ...
UCR researchers design chip that can improve citrus varieties
...the GeneChip Citrus Genome Array that can improve citrus
varieties and suggest ways to better manage them. ...determine which genes are turned on in a tissue of citrus
genes that are associated with taste, acidic content and disease, for example the chip provides in...
Orange, grapefruit juice for breakfast builds bones in rats
...a couple of Texas researchers say the real hero is citrus
juice. Orange and grapefruit juice regularly given...he said. "So we need to find out which compound in citrus
caused this." Patil suspects "limonoid,"a natural citrus
compound, which has been increasingly studi...
2006 World Food Prize recipients to be recognized at soils congress
...roduction of crops as diverse as coffee, soybeans, citrus
and corn. Beginning his career as Secretary of Agriculture in the state of Minas Gerais in the early 1970s, Alysson Paolinelli created a new model for rural credit and other development programs. He envisioned and oversaw the creation of the institut...
Brookhaven Lab and WARD'S Natural Science develop science education kits
...sing citric acid, the same acid that is present in citrus
fruit. With the aid of another kit, they can then use harmless bacteria to remove the iron from solution, a process called bioremediation. The same processes are potential solutions for cleanup of industrial sites around the world. Brookhaven Lab's...
Parasitic plants sniff out hosts
...iety of crops including tomatoes, carrots, onions, citrus
trees, cranberries and alfalfa and reported their finding in today's (Sept. 29) issue of Science. Dodder grows throughout the world and is a difficult pest to eliminate because chemicals that kill the parasite also often kill the host plant. "There i...
Folate and B12 may influence cognition in seniors
...ts, and folate is found in leafy green vegetables, citrus
fruits, and beans. Although folate occurs naturally in many foods, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1998 required that all enriched cereal-grain products be fortified with folic acid, the synthetic form of folate, in order to help prevent bir...
Flexible genes allow ants to change destiny
...ant pest for several crops. They particularly like citrus
and Eucalyptus trees and a colony of the Atta species can defoliate a tree in a single night. They have been estimated to remove 17 per cent of leaf production in some tropical forests. Understanding how colonies function may well offer new opportuni...