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Kansas City, MO, USA
Identification request
2022-07-12T16:47:00.0000000Z
Watermelon vine Watermelon vine

Could anyone please help me identify the white substance on this watermelon vine? I know this is not mealy bug or cocoons of parasitioid wasps. Is this some type of fungal fruiting structures? 

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2022-07-12T08:19:00.0000000Z

FreshPlaza

We have several requests for information on Dragon Fruit in the past, so I thought this might be useful. This is from the Philippines.

owing pest infestation in their plantations this harvest season.

Mildred Dacuycuy, operations manager of …

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Philippines
Dragon_fruit
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2022-07-09T01:35:00.0000000Z

ProMED http://www.promedmail.org

Source: Cairns Local News [summ. Mod.DHA, edited] https://www.cairnslocalnews.com.au/latest-news/panama-tr4-detected-on-sixth-banana-farmPanama disease tropical race 4 (TR4) has been detected on a 6th commercial …

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banana
Australia
Fusarium_TR4
BANANA_COLOMBIA_PHYTOPLASMA
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2022-07-07T08:29:00.0000000Z

Phys.Org

by Kanaga Rajan , San Francisco State University It's not often that you see genetic systems described as "bizarre" in the title of a scientific research paper. That is unless it's from the lab of San Francisco …

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Haplodiploidy
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2022-07-01T23:30:00.0000000Z

ProMED http://www.promedmail.org

ProMED-mail is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseases http://www.isid.org Source: HortiDaily [summ. Mod.DHA, edited] https://www.hortidaily.com/article/9438315/caby-virus-resurfaces-in-cucumber- …

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Cucurbits
Aphid_borne_yellows_virus
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2022-07-01T09:05:00.0000000Z

SciTechDaily

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have shed new light on how plant life got established on the surface of our planet. They specifically demonstrated that two genes are crucial for terrestrial plants to protect …

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Plant_defences
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2022-07-01T07:20:00.0000000Z

The Conversation

Anyone who reads even a little about science and technology will be familiar by now with the idea of genome sequencing. This process involves breaking an organism’s DNA into fragments to study their compositions or sequences. …

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Genome_sequencing
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2022-07-01T07:16:00.0000000Z

A fuller account of the Nature paper of a previous post is here:

ScienceDaily

To keep food on the table in a warming world, researchers are bolstering plant immunity against the heat.

Source:
Duke University
Summary:
When heat waves hit, they don't just …
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Plant_defence
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2022-07-01T06:52:00.0000000Z
By Susan Otieno CGIAR together with national, regional, and international partners kicked off the Plant Health and Rapid Response to Protect Food Security and Livelihoods Initiative also known as the Plant Health Initiative&# …
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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2022-07-01T06:43:00.0000000Z

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Heat waves increase the vulnerability of plants to infectious diseases by compromising their immunity. Short periods of high temperatures suppress the production of a defense hormone in plants called …

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Climate_change
Plant_defences