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A new system of finding potential treatments for citrus greening

Aug 19 2019

For decades, Professor Sharon Long has studied the symbiotic relationships among bacteria that help alfalfa grow, publishing more than 150 papers on this single topic. But now, Long has shifted her focus to citrus greening, which is one of the deadliest diseases for citrus crops in the world

That risk to change research directions has paid off with a new way of finding potential treatments for the disease, and a short list of 130 compounds to explore further. Details of the system and their screenings were published August 19 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.