Chemical having Ability to Kill Citrus Greening Bacteria Discovered

June 6, 2014 12:20 PM

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Chemical having Ability to Kill Citrus Greening Bacteria Discovered

A team of researchers from University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has discovered a chemical having the ability to kill the citrus greening bacteria.

The potential treatment for the disease that is massively affecting citrus trees around Florida will take years before it could be available to growers. The chemical, benzbromarone, is used to treat gout in humans.

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