Discovery to improve breeding for disease resistance

January 21 2022 - 10:00am
CCDM researchers Evan John (left) and Kar-Chun Tan have discovered a new approach to breeding wheat for improved disease resistance relative to its environment. Photo by CCDM.

AUSTRALIAN and European researchers have discovered a genetic element in a common wheat pathogen with potential to help streamline breeding for disease-resistant wheat varieties that are better suited to Australian conditions.

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