February 17, 2012

Escalating the War Against Chocolate Fungus

Laura Geggel, Scienceline


AP Photo

Lyndel Meinhardt waited as his guide chopped through the thick Peruvian underbrush, clearing a path through the jungle to something more desirable — and delicious — than any Indiana Jones artifact: a cacao tree naturally resistant to deadly fungal spores.

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TAGGED: Fungus, Trees, Fungal Infection, Chocolate