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Keynote address from BGRI 2013 - Mark Lynas, Using the tools of biotechnology to advance Borlaug's legacy

"I particularly want to acknowledge Jeanie Borlaug, chair of BGRI and a champion of continuing her father’s legacy in food security… and her daughter and Dr Borlaug’s grand-daughter Julie Borlaug, who is not with us today but has been both an insipiration and a practical support to me in preparing ...

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John Bakum · 20 Aug 2013


Genetic Resistance to Ug99

Two companion papers in Science examine genetic resistance to Ug99 in Sr33 and Sr35. By cloning gene segments of an ancestral wheat species not often cultivated but closely related to bread and pasta wheat, and inserting the cloned material into modern wheat varieties, Cyrille Saintenac and ...

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John Bakum · 27 Jun 2013


Guest Author: Cristobal Uauy - Understanding the pathogen's side of the story

Wheat yellow rust, caused by the fungus Puccinia striiformis (PST), was recently dubbed one of "wheat's worst enemies" and continues to be a major threat to global food security. The appearance of new and more aggressive PST strains at the beginning of the 21st century and their rapid spread pose ...

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John Bakum · 24 Jun 2013


Defending breadbaskets of South Asia against rust

More than 20 wheat scientists from five South Asian countries gathered in Kathmandu from February 25 to March 6 to participate in comprehensive training on wheat rust monitoring and disease management.

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Linda McCandless · 24 May 2013


Right-Sizing Stem-Rust Research: Follow-up Questions and Answers

Phil Pardey and Jason Beddow, co-authors of a study, Right-Sizing Stem-Rust Research, recently featured in Science, contributed the following Q&A's for the BGRI blog, expanding on their paper's conclusions that maintaining funding of stem rust research is crucial.

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John Bakum · 13 May 2013


Cereal rust expert wins Siehl Prize in Agriculture

Yue Jin, adjunct associate professor in the department of plant pathology at the University of Minnesota, and an expert in biology and population genetics of cereal rust fungi at the USDA-ARS Cereal Disease Laboratory, is a 2013 recipient of the Siehl Prize in Agriculture. Yue Jin will receive the ...

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John Bakum · 9 May 2013


Ug99-resistant variety to be released in Sudan

The sister of a widely grown variety in Ethiopia is ready for distribution to farmers in Sudan. The variety, known as Danphe will be released in Sudan as Zakia.

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John Bakum · 4 Apr 2013


2012 Women in Triticum Mentor Winner: Francis Ogbonnaya

WIT Mentor award winner, Francis Ogbonnaya, will use prize money to fund education for women in Nigeria.

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John Bakum · 31 Aug 2012


Global Wheat Rust Monitoring web site launched

Scientists battling the spread of new virulent wheat rust races now have a new tool at their disposal. CIMMYT and partners on the Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat (DRRW) project have just launched a new Global Wheat Rust Monitoring web site - RustTracker.org.

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John Bakum · 27 Jul 2012


Guest Author: Mahmoud Solh, Update from ICARDA

Update from Syria that also appears on the ICARDA website

Since our last update of 13 May 2012, there have been new developments at ICARDA. These are ...

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John Bakum · 13 Jul 2012


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