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February 18, 2018

045 Viral Threats to Coffee

45 Goodin Graham

Talking Biotech #45 discusses the viral threats to coffee.  We’re joined by Dr. Michael Goodin, Associate Professor of Plant Pathology from the University of Kentucky.   Coffee viruses are important threats to sustainable production.  They are spread by insects, so insect control is a critical aspect of their spread.  Dr. Goodin talks about the unusual molecular aspects of the virus, plus the reasons he enjoys researching coffee, as it is a high-value crop that helps farmers in the developing world, and is a product enjoyed by people worldwide.

Nat Graham is a Graduate Student in the University of Missouri Biology Department.

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