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Guest Author: Robert Park at Borlaug Archives, University of Minnesota

While attending the 2011 Borlaug Global Rust Initiative Technical Workshop in St. Paul Minnesota in June, I had a rare opportunity to visit the University of Minnesota Archives with several colleagues, including Ms Jeanie Borlaug Laube, daughter of 1970 Nobel Laureate Dr. Norman Borlaug. The ...

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John Bakum · 29 Jul 2011


Guest Entry: Les J. Szabo on the sequencing of the wheat stem rust fungal genome

In a paper titled, "Obligate biotrophy features unraveled by the genomic analysis of rust fungi", published in the May 31, 2011 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA(PNAS), Duplessis et al. describe the characterization of the genome and transcriptome of two rust fungi, ...

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John Bakum · 19 Jul 2011


Guest Author: Ian Dundas on responsible gene sharing

The latest news on Ug99 is not good. Pathotypes virulent on Sr31, Sr24 and many other genes, have reached South Africa.Given the tendency for inter-continental west to east wind currents, Australia is now in the firing line of inoculum from South Africa for years to come. It’s game-on as far as ...

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John Bakum · 3 May 2011


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