Portrait of a Pathogen

Science  22 Jun 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5525, pp. 2276
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5525.2276

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Citrus canker does its damage not by killing trees but by causing fruit to drop prematurely. That means citrus growers end up throwing out vast quantities of rotting fruit that dropped too soon. And canker is hard to control, because it spreads quickly and quietly.