Orange Innovation, Creating Citrus Disease Resistance – Professor Fred G. Gmitter, Jr, Professor Zhanao Deng, Professor Yi Li

Feb 15, 2019 | biology

Florida’s citrus industry is under threat from Huanglongbing (HLB, or citrus greening disease), a devastating plant disease. A collaboration between the University of Florida and the University of Connecticut aims to develop resistance to HLB in citrus plants, using conventional breeding and cutting-edge CRISPR gene-editing approaches.

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