Scientists find a ‘toolbox’ to develop more disease-resistant wheat

Climate Wire: Agricultural researchers have unfurled the genetic maps for two aggressive plant diseases, laying the groundwork for better methods to fight pathogens in wheat and poplar trees. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and several other institutes published their findings from investigations on two separate fungus genomes: poplar leaf rust (Melampsora larici-populina) and wheat and barley stem rust (Puccinia graminis). The study appears in the May......

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