Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet)
Genomic-wide association study evaluated samples from Bolivia and Bangladesh for blast-resistant genes.
Researchers in Zambia confirm the arrival of this devastating fungal disease to the African continent.
Wheat blast is one of the most fearsome and intractable wheat diseases in recent decades. It spreads through infected seeds, crop residues as well as by spores that can travel long distances in the air, posing a major threat to wheat production in tropical areas.