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Image of the Day
Caught on Camera
Staff | Feb 1, 2018
Selected images of the Day from the-scientist.com
How Viruses Attack Plants
Claire Asher | Jan 31, 2018
Viruses are incapable of reproducing without the help of a host, whose cells copy their genetic material and fabricate the building blocks of new virus particles.
Geneticists Engineer a Virus to Fight Citrus Disease
Diana Kwon | May 17, 2017
Scientists hope to save oranges from a bacterial disease that causes citrus greening, a disease that leads to bitter, discolored fruit.
Researchers Accused of Spreading Disease
Bob Grant | Dec 21, 2015
Italian scientists are under investigation for allegedly worsening the transmission of a pathogen that is decimating olive groves in Puglia.
TS Picks: June 15, 2015
Tracy Vence | Jun 15, 2015
Memory-based dietary assessments; organs-on-a-chip; scientists in Italy accused of spreading plant pathogen
Ancient Plant Virus Found in Caribou Poop
Molly Sharlach | Oct 29, 2014
Researchers resurrect a virus from 700-year-old frozen feces found in northern Canada.
Fragmented Landscapes, More Outbreaks?
Shreya Dasgupta | Jun 13, 2014
Study finds that ribwort plants in well-connected populations fare better when exposed to a fungal pathogen than those in isolated patches.
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 1, 2014
A sampling of some of the most devastating crop pathogens