quinta-feira, 16 de abril de 2015

"Xylella Fastidiosa": bacteria that kills oliveiras sensed near Paris

The contaminated plant will be "originally from Central America" and have entered the European Union "the Netherlands", according to the French authorities.

The bacteria has killed thousands of olive trees in the Italian region of Apulia and is worrying the producers of olive oil in Portugal, Spain, Greece and on the French island of Corsica, particularly close to the outbreak of the disease. Several of these countries called for emergency measures to Brussels, which should be decided by the end of the month.

The bacterium also attacks grapes and citrus fruits.

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