Wood screws, wooden bowls, and saola wood are among the latest flowers to be targeted by an unusual outbreak.
A new virus is threatening the future of the beloved plant, which has been used for centuries for healing wounds and providing shade.
A study published in the journal PLOS One said the disease is causing a severe decline in the numbers of saola trees, a native species of the species that makes up more than a quarter of the world’s tropical forests.
Researchers from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis examined genetic material from the tree’s trees and found that saola is now on the decline.
It was previously thought that saolas populations declined during drought, but researchers say this is the first time the species has suffered such severe declines in its lifetime.
The disease has been identified as a coronavirus, which is a form of viral infection that affects humans.
“What’s really remarkable about this pandemic is that we are seeing the first cases of the pandemic in the species,” said study co-author Sarah M. Harker, a PhD student in the department of biological sciences.
The pandemic has spread across the world, and researchers said it is likely that it is affecting the majority of people in the Americas.
“This pandemic may be having a major impact on saola, and we are in the process of studying its impact on our native species,” Harkar said.
Researchers said the strain of virus is not new, and is also found in other plants and fungi.
“It’s really hard to tell if there is a correlation with the other species, but it seems to be quite significant,” said Dr. Andrew C. Cogswell, a professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at the University at Buffalo.
Researchers are trying to figure out how to control the disease so it does not spread to other species.
“I think we’re just starting to see that there’s a lot of variability in this pandemics,” said Harki.
“The saola tree is one of the most widely used in many parts of the U.S., and we’re starting to understand that it’s also very susceptible to this virus,” Cogwels said.
Sola wood is one species of native species that grows to nearly 2 feet in height.
It is the oldest surviving wood-based plant in the world.
“When it gets infected, it becomes a dead tree, which means it dies off and can’t be grown again,” Cogs said.
There is also a growing body of evidence suggesting that other species of saolas could be suffering the disease as well.
Researchers in Germany found that some saolas had a gene that could be activated by a virus that causes cancer.
That is also similar to what has been found in the U, but the researchers did not know what caused the disease.
In Australia, saola leaves were found to be infected with a new strain of coronaviruses that has not been seen in the wild in over a decade.
“We think that this may be the first instance of coronovirus transmission in an ecosystem,” Coga said.
In the U of A’s study, saolas infected in the study had less of a resistance to the virus than the other saolas.
They also had less resistance to other coronavirs, such as the coronaviral ABO and CCR2.
“They were also less susceptible to the disease in some other ecosystems,” Cogan said.
A few saolas in the UK also tested positive to the coronoviruses.
Researchers think it is not too early to start thinking about what to do about saola.
“As a society we need to really focus on how to prevent and manage this pandemaker in order to protect the saola species, the saolas trees, the biodiversity of our environment and our way of life,” Cogo said.
“That’s a really hard thing to do, but I think the more we think about this, the more likely it is we will be able to avoid these catastrophic impacts.”