Can Citizen Science Help Save the European Ash Tree?

In the November print issue of Discover Magazine, the article “Cooking trees to save citrus” discusses the pathogenic attack of citrus trees by a bacterium spread by Asian psyllids and how heat generation can sterilize trees from these infectious agents. Unfortunately, the ash tree, which is also under attack by a microbial pathogen, doesn’t have the same line of defense. In a race against the spread of the disease across Europe, scientists are trying to uncover the genetic mechanism for fun

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