Biological Control Can Help To Stop An Aggressive, Invasive Forest Pathogen 
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Wolfgang Schweigkofler is a research assistant professor at the Dominican University of California. His major research goals are: i) to detect and identify plant pathogens, ii) to study the life-cycle, biology and spreading pattern of the microbes and iii) to control plant pathogens using environmentally friendly and sustainable methods.

                       

Biological Control Can Help To Stop An Aggressive, Invasive Forest Pathogen 

Invasive species are animals, plants, or microbes which were introduced (intentionally or unintentionally) from their original habitat to a new environment, where they spread aggressively and often cause a negative impact on native ecosystems, for example, by competing for food sources, transmitting diseases, or feeding on native species. Famous examples are the spread of European rabbits in Australia, the kudzu vine in the Southeastern US, and the Burmese Python in Florida. According to the eminent ecologist Daniel Simberloff from the...

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