Disease resistance gene discovery to improve wheat breeding

January 17 2022 - 5:05am
FRESH APPROACH: CCDM researcher Evan John and CCDM project leader Kar-Chun Tan have discovered a new approach to breeding wheat for improved disease resistance. Photo: CCDM

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

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