A Facebook game developed by scientists in Norwich could help in the fight against the tree disease ash dieback.
The deadly fungus was first discovered in the wild in Britain in the Anglia region last year. It's now threatening the UK's 80 million ash trees.
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Scientists in Norwich working to tackle a disease which is threatening to wipe out millions of ash trees are enlisting the help of online gamers.
A Facebook game has been designed in which players match colour sequences but also provide crucial data which could find trees resistant to the disease.
Scientists from the Norwich Research Park worked with a game company to design Fraxinus. Players match sequences of coloured leaves which also represent strings of genetic information from ash trees with chalara ash dieback.
The tree disease was first identified in Britain last year and is spreading fast.
Scientists say data from the game may be able to help provide information to breed naturally-resistant ash trees.
ITV Anglia's Russell Hookey looks at the continued spread of the Ash Dieback disease in this region.
There's more bad news for the country's ash tree population.
Scientists in this region have discovered the fungus responsible for Ash Dieback is now resident in the UK.
That means the disease will be capable of spreading faster and further than before.
It comes as The Forestry Commission warns an entire generation of trees could be lost.
Scientists in Norfolk have made a breakthrough in the fight against Ash Dieback disease. The deadly fungal infection has already been found at hundreds of sites across the UK.
Now researchers have made important genetic discoveries that could save millions of trees from the disease.