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Fighting a forgotten disease to return the American chestnut to grandeur Print E-mail
American chestnuts trees were wiped out 100 years ago, but Clemson researchers and community volunteers are bringing them back by breeding trees to be resistant to Phytophthora root rot, a mold overshadowed by the infamous "chestnut blight."

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