'Milestone' reached in fighting deadly wheat disease

December 23, 2017
'Milestone' reached in fighting deadly wheat disease
Jennifer Paige
Scientists say they have made a step forward in the fight against a wheat disease that threatens food security.

Researchers from the UK, U.S. and Australia identified genetic clues that give insights into whether a crop will succumb to stem rust.

They discovered a gene in the fungus that triggers a wheat plant's natural defences. A second pathway has been discovered which switches on a wheat plant's immune response. READ MORE

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