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Tue, 5th Feb 2013

Using Genetics to Save the Ash Tree

Symptoms of Chalara ash dieback. A fungal disease affecting the ash trees of Europe. Picture shows how the wood within a branch turns a brownish-grey colour, which often extends longitudinally down the stem or branch. (c) Courtesy The Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera), Crown Copyright

This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: decoding the ash tree's entire genetic sequence to produce a strain which is more resilient to ash dieback; the challenges of extracting biofuels from algae; and the latest news on Planet Earth Online.

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