REFERENCE GENOME... CCDM researchers Caroline Moffat and Paula Moolhuijzen worked jointly to develop a high-quality reference genome that will be used to discover fungal toxins and other genes important in yellow spot disease.  REFERENCE GENOME... CCDM researchers Caroline Moffat and Paula Moolhuijzen worked jointly to develop a high-quality reference genome that will be used to discover fungal toxins and other genes important in yellow spot disease. PHOTO: CCDM

New resource to fight yellow spot

USING yellow spot samples from Australia, the USA and Canada, researchers have se­quenced the genome (complete DNA set) of a new fungal isolate to help better understand yellow spot disease in wheat crops.

The fungus Pyrenophora tritici-repentis causes the disease, also known as tan spot.

Perth based, the researchers are from the Centre for Crop and Disease Management, a national research centre co-supported by Curtin University and the Grains Research and Development Corporation.

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