UC Riverside discovers first effective treatment for citurs-detroying disease

From the UCR News article by Jules Bernstein

Congratulations to Dr. Hailing Jin on this discovery that will help control Citrus Green Disease.

From the UCR News Article:

"The new treatment effectively kills the bacterium causing the disease with a naturally occurring molecule found in wild citrus relatives. This molecule, an antimicrobial peptide, offers numerous advantages over the antibiotics currently used to treat the disease.

UCR geneticist Hailing Jin, who discovered the cure after a five-year search, explained that unlike antibiotic sprays, the peptide is stable even when used outdoors in high heat, easy to manufacture, and safe for humans. "

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