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Researchers zero in on Dutch elm disease genes

Study compares resistance and susceptibility of trees and may provide helpful info for cloning tolerant ones

A new study by University of Guelph biologists has brought researchers closer to the goal of restoring American elms resistant to Dutch elm disease (DED) in cities and forests across Canada and the United States. The paper published in Nature Scientific Reports offers a closer look at specific genes that allow elms to resist the most destructive shade