Pests and Diseases, Research

Zebra chip: Dissecting a potato pathogen’s hiding place in its insect vector

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Researchers are leaving no stone unturned when it comes to finding new ways of managing zebra chip disease and the insect that can spread it to potato crops. One scientist, Agricultural Research Service entomologist Rodney Cooper, is using fine-tipped forceps and a fluorescent microscope to study the organs and tissues of the potato psyllid, a tiny, cicada-like insect that can transmit the bacterium Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum, the cause of zebra chip.

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