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2017-12-16T04:00:00.0000000Z
A leafy gall caused by the Rhodococcus bacteria grows at the base of a butterfly bush. Credit: Melodie Putnam, OSU.

PhysOrg https://phys.org/news/2017-12-pathologists-unusual-evolutionary-transition-common.html

by Chris Branam

It's the "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" in a nursery setting.

There are mostly benign species in the soil-borne, …

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2017-12-15T04:00:00.0000000Z

PhysOrg https://phys.org/news/2017-12-amazing-diversity-decline-mushrooms-fungi.html

By Alexander Weir, The Conversation "Whatever dressing one gives to mushrooms…they are not really good but to be sent back to the dungheap where they are …
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2017-12-14T14:00:00.0000000Z
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https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-12/msu-mtw121417.php BOZEMAN- A Montana State University-licensed technology is being used in an agricultural product that industry leaders are touting as one of the best on …
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2017-12-14T14:00:00.0000000Z

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: Thu 14 Dec 2017 12:00 AM Source: The Gleaner [edited] <http:// …

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2017-12-12T08:00:00.0000000Z
Yellowing coconuts, Fiji Yellowing coconuts, Fiji

Dear Pestnetters,

Can anyone help me id the disease attached please.

Toloi Vasuidreketi Plant Protection Koronivia Research Station Fiji

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2017-12-11T18:00:00.0000000Z
Moth on imported sage from Uraguay Moth on imported sage from Uraguay

Dear All

Can anybody identify this moth from the attached photos? We believe it arrived from Uruguay on imported sage and was given to us as a green caterpillar which we reared and hatched. It’s just shy of 20mm long and has distinctive tufts …

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2017-12-11T08:00:00.0000000Z
Folding and assembly of the Rubisco subunits is assisted by the chaperonin system and several specific factors. Together these factors form the assembly line that lead to the formation of the functional enzyme. Rubisco catalyses the key step of CO2 fixation in photosynthesis. The process of photosynthesis converts sunlight into chemical energy =, splits water to liberate O2, and fixes CO2 into sugar.

CropBiotechUpdate Max Planck Researchers Engineer Key Enzyme in Photosynthesis

http://www.isaaa.org/kc/ cropbiotechupdate/article/ default.asp?ID=16044

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry have succeeded in producing functional …
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2017-12-10T18:00:00.0000000Z
Image: Dove Associates

Horticulture Week  https://www.hortweek.com/pest-disease-management-nursery-hygiene/ornamentals/article/1452693

    How to create an effective hygiene programme that will support profitable growing.

    Pests and diseases occur on nurseries because …

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    2017-12-10T08:00:00.0000000Z
    Beetles from Alkharja city, Egypt

    Dear Sir Ask for help in identifying these beetles that were fed on the wheat crop planted in Alkharja city in new valley governornate, Egypt

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    2017-12-09T04:00:00.0000000Z
    As most members will know the G strain of the coconut rhinoceros beetle arrived in Solomon Islands a couple of years ago. We have been trying to ramp up controls, but the major one, sanitation, is proving difficult. In particular we are …
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