Monthly Archives: June 2022

Barley rust breakthrough hailed as new tactic in “arms race” against cereal killer

 A Ph.D. student in Australia has discovered and mapped the sequence of an important gene underlying leaf rust resistance in barley. The finding could have significant implications in the fight against rust disease, which spreads across thousands of kilometers and decreases global food production by at least 10% annually. “In Australia, rust in wheat and barley costs farmers US$350 million

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