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The tortoise beetle, which eats thistle leaves, has evolved a symbiotic relationship with bacteria that allows it to have such a specialized diet. Credit: Photo by Hassan Salem

The specialized diet of a beetle is largely due to bacteria that live inside the insect

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A leaf-eating beetle has evolved a symbiotic relationship that allows the …

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Crop Biotech Update, sponsored by commercial companies, has several articles on GM crops that may be of interest to members

A large, prospective cohort study conducted among agricultural …
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FreshFruitPortal https://www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2017/11/15/australian-university-develops-bananas-tr4-resistance/ The same Australian university that is trialing Vitamin A-enriched bananas in Uganda has successfully developed …
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The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/25/banana-farming-danger-cavendish-crop-genetics

By Ioannis Stergiopoulos, André Drenth and Gert Kema

The banana is the world’s most popular fruit crop, with over 100m …

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The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/apr/21/banana-fungal-disease-threat-latin-americaBy Oliver Milman Banana experts from around the world have gathered in Florida to find a way to halt a disease that is wiping out the …

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AllAfrica http://allafrica.com/stories/201711150642.html

By Muthoni Waweru Nairobi — The Ministry of Agriculture and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Tuesday signed a technical corporation program worth Sh50 million to be used in …

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The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/16/bananapocalypse-genetic-modification-may-save-12bn-industryBy Michael Slexak A multibillion-dollar banana industry at risk of a deadly disease could be saved by genetic modification …

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Miyazaki, A., T. Shigaki, H. Koinuma, N. Iwabuchi, G. B. Rauka, A. Kembu, J. Saul, K. Watanabe, T. Nijo, K. Maejima, Y.Yamaji, and S.Namba​. (2017). “‘Candidatus Phytoplasma noviguineense’, a novel taxon associated with Bogia coconut syndrome …
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A ProMED-mail post <http://www.promedmail.org> ProMED-mail is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseases <http://www.isid.org> Date: Mon 13 Nov 2017 Source: HortiDaily [edited] <http://www. …

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Dear Everyone

An update of the app Pacific Pests and Pathogens V6 is now out on Google and Apple online stores, and also on the www.pestnet.org website.
There are full and mini versions of each one.
There are another 50 fact sheets, mostly on pests of …
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