Could CRISPR Save US Citrus Farms?

Heidi Ledford, Nature News, 16 May 2017,

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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