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Citrus Canker: The Pathogen and Its Impact

Gottwald, T. R., Graham, J. H., and Schubert, T. S.

12 August 2002


The U.S. has seen an increase in introductions of invasive plant pests into agricultural crops. In Florida, one such invasive species is a bacterial plant pathogen that causes Asiatic citrus canker. Its eradication has received considerable press attention and legal challenges, has produced far-reaching political and socioeconomic impact in Florida, and has implications for national and international trade.


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