Press Release: Xylella ‘is causing olive disease in Italy’

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Series Details 29.03.16
Publication Date 29/03/2016
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A study released in March 2016 confirmed that Xylella fastidiosa was responsible for the disease that was destroying olive trees in southern Italy.

Oleander and myrtle-leaf milkwort seemed to succumb to the Apulian strain of the bacterium, while citrus, grapevine and holm oak appeared to be resistant.

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