Deadly rose virus likely to come to UK

A deadly rose virus which wipes out entire flower populations and is impossible to get rid of is likely to come to Britain, the RHS has warned after sponsoring a study into the disease.

Scientists sponsored by the Royal Horticultural Society will sequence the genetic code of flowers impacted by the virus in a bid to find a cure and ensure it does not spread to the UK.

Recent advances in scientific techniques, such as next-generation sequencing – a high-throughput approach to DNA sequencing – provide new opportunities to improve understanding and future proof against the notorious disease.

Read more at The Telegraph (Helena Horton)

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