MIAMI -- The much-dreaded citrus canker, which destroys citrus trees and makes their fruit unsaleable, has invaded at least 16 lime groves in the Miami area, according to Florida state agriculture officials. The disease is caused by the bacteria Xanthomonas axonopodis and has the potential to destroy entire crops. Symptoms are most typically small lesions that can appear on the fruit, leaves and twigs of infected plants. Extreme cases have caused defoliation, severely blemished fruit, ...
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