New tool discovered to fight Fusarium head blight in wheat
WASHINGTON, DC, US — The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has discovered a gene that can be used to develop varieties of wheat that will be more resistant to Fusarium head blight (FHB). FHB, also known as scab, is caused by a fungal pathogen, Fusarium graminearum, and results in wheat loss in the United States, China, Canada, Europe, and many other countries. It also attacks barley and oats. According to the ARS, when the pathogen grows unchecked in infected . . .
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