Southern Crop

Southern Crop

Previously Unknown Rice Blast Resistance Isolated

A never-before-described gene that gives rice resistance to a disease that has been costing about $66 billion a year in global damage has been isolated by a team of scientists led by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant pathologist Yulin Jia.

 

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