Friday, March 7, 2014

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USDA Agricultural Research Service
March 7, 2014

Less costly avian influenza sampling method developed:
A number of poultry industry groups are using a less costly method to collect avian influenza virus samples, thanks to USDA scientists. Avian influenza is a foreign disease that infects poultry and other bird species. Viruses identified as highly pathogenic cause severe disease, killing more than 90 percent of infected birds. (3/3)

Researchers study avocado flavor:
What makes an avocado delicious? USDA and university scientists are collaborating in a series of studies to answer that question. Their focus is the popular Hass avocado, known for its smooth, buttery texture and rich, often nutty flavor. (3/6)


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