Blast disease of wheat in Bangladesh: a Brazilian origin?

Posted on Mon, 02 May 2016, 14:57

The wheat blast strains in Bangladesh are genetically very similar to wheat blast strains previously identified in Brazil. The genetically most similar strains were collected in Brazilian wheat fields and on associated weeds Eleusine indica (goose grass) and Cenchrus echinatus [burr grass] collected in Brazil.

Source: ProMed. See more: http://promedmail.org/post/20160411.4150953

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