A cotton picker in Xinjiang, where cases of the virus have been reported. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese medicine herbs could defeat devastating cotton virus, study suggests

  • Scientists find some chemicals can kill the cotton leaf curl Multan virus and others can boost cotton plants’ immunity to it
  • It is feared the virus could wreak havoc in China’s Xinjiang region, which produces most of the country’s cotton
Topic |   China science

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A cotton picker in Xinjiang, where cases of the virus have been reported. Photo: Xinhua
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