Endophyte may protect tomatoes from Tuta absoluta pest attack

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Successful colonization of tomato seedlings with Beauveria bassiana fungus could reduce crop losses  Trials in Brazil suggest seedling inoculation with the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana could be a viable commercial option for marketing pre-colonized tomato plants ‚Äėresistant‚Äô to the tomato leaf miner Tuta absoluta.
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Dogs can sniff out huanglongbing months before symptoms appear

Study finds that using dogs to survey for citrus greening disease is more accurate and efficient than current methods. Huanglongbing, or citrus greening disease, is a bacterial disease of citrus plants cause by¬†Candidatus¬†Liberibacter spp. It is thought to have been primarily an insect endophyte, but made the jump to its alternative host ‚Äď citrus plants…
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