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Meet Professor Rob Jackson

Watch Professor Rob Jackson explain more about a bacteria that causes bleeding canker disease in horse chestnut trees.

In this second of our ‘Meet the expert videos’, I am joined by Professor Rob Jackson on the University of Reading campus. Rob and I discuss a bacteria that causes bleeding canker disease in horse chestnut trees.

Figure 1: Scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of Pseudomonas syringae, the species of bacteria that Rob discusses in his video. © Professor Rob Jackson

Rob mentions that certain bacteria can trigger rainfall, how do you think they manage to do this? Once you’ve shared your thoughts in the comment area below, take a look at Phys.org website or the Popular mechanics website for the answer.

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