Resurrecting the American Chestnut Tree

American chestnuts in the Great Smokey Mountains of North Carolina in 1910.

American chestnut trees are hard to breed but easy to kill. Scientists are trying to see if a hybrid of the Chinese and American chestnut tree will have enough resistance genes to keep the fungus called chestnut blight at bay.

Read more @ SciTechDaily

Author: range

I'm mathematician/IT strategist/blogger from Canada living in Taipei.

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