Tagged: PSA

Bacteria hitch a ride on raindrop spray - News

John Kerr Mar 09, 2017

New research reveals how raindrops on soil create bioaerosols – tiny droplets of bacteria-laden water – which can help spread harmful microbes, including kiwifruit pathogen Psa. Although soil bacteria are usually pretty slow at getting around, wet weather has been suggested to give them a hand travelling large distances. But exactly how rain gets bacteria from the soil into the air has been … Read More

Advising men on prostate cancer screening – is the cart before the horse in terms of evidence? - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Mar 27, 2014

Associate Professor Diana Sarfati and Dr Caroline Shaw Associate Professor Diana Sarfati and Dr Caroline Shaw are public health experts in screening, especially cancer screening. They are both from the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago, Wellington.  … Continue reading → … Read More

More to Pseudomonads than the kiwifruit crisis…. - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Nov 14, 2010

For anyone who has missed the news this past week, the NZ kiwifruit industry is potentially in big trouble with a growing number of orchards infected with Pseudomonas syringae pathovar* (pv) actinidiae (PSA). PSA causes kiwifruit canker**. The halo they produce on infected leaves is caused by a toxin whose production seems to be regulated by temperature. I have to … Read More