Guest authors: Diane Saunders and Cristobal Uauy. We have been working with colleagues in India, Kenya, Ethiopia, Denmark and the UK to develop wheat yellow rust genomics through the re-sequencing of isolates from different continents. Our project also includes traditional field trials of a common set of germplasm which has been evaluated in these countries. One of our goals is to make the genomic data of wheat yellow rust isolates and phenotypic data (Yr, Sr, Lr) from the wheat Watkins landraces rapidly and broadly available to the scientific community, as stated at the BGRI workshop 2013.
We hope that this data will be of use to others in the community and we have made this information available (open access) through our project website (www.yellowrust.com). It is our intention to publish the work of this project in a timely fashion and we welcome collaborative interaction on the project and analyses. We strongly believe that as a global research community we can have a greater impact in our common goals if data is shared openly and used responsibly.
Diane Saunders and Cristobal Uauy on behalf of SCPRID project partners