Scent of infection draws citrus psyllids

Nordlie, Tom
March 2012
Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight;3/28/2012, p3
The article discusses a study by researchers at University of Florida which reveals that the bacterium responsible for citrus greening causes infected trees to give off a scent that draws citrus psyllids. Results suggest that greening-infected citrus fruits emit a fragrant chemical called methyl salicylate. Citrus trees release the same chemical when under attack by the Asian citrus psyllid.


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