Content Tagged with: citrus

Decoded genome of little-known disease offers hope for citrus

UC Riverside scientists are hoping the RNA of an obscure infection can one day be used like a Trojan horse to deliver life-saving treatments to citrus trees.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Delicious and disease-free: scientists attempting new citrus varieties

UC Riverside scientists are betting an ancient solution will solve citrus growers’ biggest problem by breeding new fruits with natural resistance to a deadly tree disease. The hybrid fruits will ideally share the best of their parents’ attributes: the tastiness of the best citrus, and the resistance to Huanglongbing, or...

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Plant pathologist leads research to stop spread of citrus-destroying disease

UC Riverside’s Hailing Jin is principal investigator of USDA grant that also supports vaccine development to fight huanglongbing, or citrus greening disease

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

When life gives you sour lemons, use genetics to find out why

A team of researchers, including two from the University of California, Riverside, has identified the genes responsible for the hallmark sour taste of many citrus fruits. Published Tuesday, Feb. 25 in Nature Communications, the research could help plant breeders develop new, sweeter varieties. Modern citrus varieties have been bred over...

By Sarah Nightingale | | Science / Technology

Exhibit reveals hidden histories behind California's citrus industry

A new exhibit at Riverside's California Citrus State Historic Park spotlights the overlooked architects of the region's citrus boom

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education