Cracking a parasite

时间:2019-03-03 10:08:00166网络整理admin

BRAZILIAN scientists have cracked the genetic code of a parasite that is menacing California’s vineyards. The team says it is the first time the US has asked a developing country to sequence the genome of an organism. The bacterium, Xylella fastidiosa, causes Pierce’s disease in a range of crops including grapes, almonds and coffee, killing plants from California to Argentina. The sequencing project was led by Marie-Anne Van Sluys at the University of Sao Paulo (Journal of Bacteriology, vol 185,