The TVBN content in the dry-cured hams of LYD breed was significantly (p<0.
05), whereas the springiness of LYD ham was significantly (p<0.
05) higher than the values obtained from the hams of KNP and LYD breeds.
On the other hand, the dry-cured ham of LYD breed had higher color and taste scores than the Du ham (p<0.
The infectious agent is a mycoplasma-like organism (MLO) that is transformed by the insect to cause LYD.
She said that, before LYD came to her region, a woman who baked and sold coconut bread could make the equivalent of about US$75 a week.
Statistics from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Nutrition (MAGA) indicate that losses from LYD amount to one-third of the total annual production of the country-- 15,800 metric tons of coconut grown on 4,188 hectares.
The ill wind that brought them LYD might, however, have blown them some good.