Could CRISPR Save US Citrus Farms?

Heidi Ledford, Nature News, 16 May 2017, https://www.nature.com/news/geneticists-enlist-engineered-virus-and-crispr-to-battle-citrus-disease-1.21997

American Citrus farmers are facing two threats to their crops, the citrus tristeza virus and citrus greening.  Citrus greening is the result of a bacterial infection that causes bitter, misshapen fruits with green lower halves.  To stop the spread of citrus greening, scientists are attempting to use CRISPR/Cas to modify the citrus trees for increased resistance.  Local growers have even helped fund a project to sequence the citrus trees to help identify potential targets.

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