Gene discovery could help prevent disease affecting 10% of world crops

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Dr Hoan Dinh, AusAID scholar and PhD student at the University of Sydney, found and defined the sequence of a gene responsible for leaf rust resistance in barley.

The finding, which was published in the journal Nature Communications last month, will help protect cereal crops such as wheat and barley against fungal rust – a disease that decreases global food production by at least 10%.

The insight will help researchers better develop varieties with longer-lasting rust resistance, which in turn would help increase agricultural productivity.

https://www.inkl.com/news/breakthrough-gene-discovery-could-help-prevent-disease-affecting-10-of-world-s-crops/YQXWldfqbl




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