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Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD), which is caused by Cassava brown streak virus and Ugandan brown …

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This article appears in the September 15, 2018 issue of Science News with the headline, "Plant partners: Scientists are tinkering with plant microbiomes to feed the world and save endangered species."

Citations
N. Christian et al. Exposure to the leaf litter microbiome of healthy adults protects seedlings from pathogen damage. Proc Biol Sci. Vol. 284, July 12, 2017. doi:10.1098/rspb.2017.0614.

L.C. Mejía et al. Pervasive effects of a dominant foliar endophytic fungus on host genetic and phenotypic expression in a tropical tree. Front Microbiol. Vol. 5, September 12, 2014. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2014.00479.

G. Zahn and A.S. Amend. Foliar microbiome transplants confer disease resistance in a critically-endangered plant. PeerJ. Vol. 5, November 10, 2017. doi:10.7717/peerj.4020.

Further Reading
C. Samoray. Plants trick bacteria into attacking too soon. Science News. Vol. 189, February 20, 2016, p. 5.

H. Thompson. A vineyard’s soil influences the microbiome of a grapevine. Science News Online. March 25, 2015.

T.H. Saey. Defense hormones guide plant roots’ mix of microbes. Science News. Vol. 188, August 22, 2015, p. 14

S. Milius. They’re all part fungus. Science News. Vol. 169, April 15, 2006, p. 231.

S. Milius. Sweet Lurkers: Cryptic fungi protect chocolate-tree leaves. Science News. Vol. 164, December 13, 2003, p. 374.

CABI Invasives Blog https://blog.invasive-species.org/2018/09/10/invasive-species-are-riding-on-plastic-across-the-oceans/

Reblogged from National Geographic

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2018-09-09T17:52:00.0000000Z
This fossil planthopper helped document a burst of biodiversity in Earth’s insects. D. ZHENG ET AL. SCIENCE ADVANCES (2018)

Science https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/09/ancient-insect-graveyards-reveal-explosion-bug-diversity-237-million-years-ago

By Elizabeth Pennisi 
Two enormous fossil troves in China have yielded clues to a mystery: how insects became the …
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2018-09-09T08:00:00.0000000Z
Hello
Am sam from india.
I have posted a photo of a papaya plants. To me it seems to look like papaya mosaic virus. If am wrong somewhere do help me with correct guidances please.
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2018-09-09T08:00:00.0000000Z
Healthy cacao pods (left) contain cacao beans encased in white flesh. The fungus that causes black pod rot (right) is a constant threat to plantations globally. FROM LEFT: CHANG/ISTOCKPHOTO; SCOT NELSON/FLICKR PLANT PARTNERS  Phyllostegia kaalaensis grew on Oahu’s Koolau Range (above) until about 1970. Researchers are looking to microbes to help reestablish the mint plant. PLANT PARTNERS  Phyllostegia kaalaensis grew on Oahu’s Koolau Range (above) until about 1970. Researchers are looking to microbes to help reestablish the mint plant. When pressed against a plate of nutrients that support methane-eating microbes, a soybean leaf leaves behind spots of growing bacteria. Those bacteria may help grow more robust plants. When pressed against a plate of nutrients that support methane-eating microbes, a soybean leaf leaves behind spots of growing bacteria. Those bacteria may help grow more robust plants.

One fine Hawaiian day in 2015, Geoff Zahn and Anthony Amend set off on an eight-hour hike. They climbed a jungle mountain on the island of Oahu, swatting mosquitoes and skirting wallows of wild pigs. The two headed to the site where a patch of …

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An image of the outside of a mosquito as it uses the pumping system in its head to drink. Scientists captured the image using the Advanced Photon Source, an extremely powerful X-ray. Credit: US Department of Energy

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-08-x-ray-subject-wingspeering-insects-advanced.html#jCp

Phys.Org https://phys.org/news/2018-08- x-ray-subject-wingspeering-ins ects-advanced.html

By Shannon Brescher Shea , US Department of Energyz

Slowly flapping its orange and black wings, a monarch butterfly sips liquid from a patch of mud. Its …

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2018-09-07T04:00:00.0000000Z
Eco-Business https://www.eco-business.com/opinion/what-climate-change-means-for-fungi-and-food-safety/

By Angel Medina-Vaya Global warming is creating conditions perfect for the growth of mycotoxins in foods. What does this mean for Southeast Asia, …

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2018-09-07T04:00:00.0000000Z

Science Daily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180904114702.htm

Date:
September 4, 2018
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Summary:
A first-of-its-kind study used herbarium specimens to track insect herbivory across more than a century, and found …
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Capital Press http://www.capitalpress.com/Oregon/20180827/osu-research-combats-squash-killing-fungi
Researchers at Oregon State University are studying a complex of soil-borne diseases that is killing winter squash in the Willamette Valley.
By George …
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2018-09-07T04:00:00.0000000Z

Phys.Org https://phys.org/news/2018-08-sorghum-weed-killing-power-rice.html

August 28, 2018
By Sandra Avant, Agricultural Research ServiceAgricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have transferred a biochemical pathway found in sorghum, …
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