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$350,000 donation supports dahlia virus research at WSU

A $350,000 donation from an avid dahlia grower will support Washington State University research into viruses that afflict the ornamental flower crop.

“My brother clearly recognized that the knowledge in place at WSU made it the only practical place to solve the virus problem,” said James Chuey, who made the gift from the Scheetz Chuey Charitable Foundation in honor of his late brother, Carl Chuey.

Hanu Pappu leads WSU’s dahlia virus research program where scientists characterize viruses that infect dahlias, create virus detection tools and materials, develop virus management strategies and prepare educational materials about virus diagnosis and control.

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