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Chandigarh scientist decodes fruit crop diseases

03 June 2012

CHANDIGARH:  Overcoming a major roadblock in managing and controlling a devastating disease among pomegranate, mango and citrus, a Chandigarh-based scientist has cracked the gene-pattern of particular bacteria which causes this disease. India is the second largest exporter of pomegranate after Spain. The study has been published in the Nature.

A complete sequence of genes of the bacteria causing this disease which destroys pomegranate, mango and citrus crops has been decoded for the first time by an Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH) scientist Prabhu B Patil. The work has also been published in the recent issue of Journal of Bacteriology, an international journal…..

Read more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-06-03/chandigarh/32005538_1_pomegranate-genes-mango

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Written by csirindia

June 4, 2012 at 4:10 pm

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