Citrus greening

Tim Eck
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:39:57 PDT
Has there been any consideration of breeding the resistance genes from
Chinese citrus into American commercial citrus through conventional
(cis-genic) breeding?  Granted, the high tech way is generally fastest
assuming there is sufficient financial incentive to pay for the testing or
otherwise incentivize government agencies, but there are still major
emotional objections to trans-genics. 

Leo wrote:
it is thought it was introduced to Miami from China. 
Current thinking is that the US citrus industry will only be saved by
genetically engineering citrus to be resistant to the bacterium.

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