Researchers find citrus species that produce repellent against huanglongbing

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 07:01 in Biology & Nature

Huanglongbing is considered the most destructive citrus disease in the world, present in 17 percent of orange trees in São Paulo State, Brazil. A new strategy for combating the vector of the bacterium that causes huanglongbing, also known as greening, has emerged from the discovery that three citrus plants produce an essential oil that repels the insect.

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