Deadly New Wheat Disease Threatens Europe's Crops. Bhattacharya, S. 542(7640):145–146.
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Researchers caution that stem rust may have returned to world's largest wheat-producing region. [Excerpt] [...] Last year, the stem rust destroyed tens of thousands of hectares of crops in Sicily. What's particularly troubling, the researchers say, is that GRRC (Global Rust Reference Center) tests suggest the pathogen can infect dozens of laboratory-grown strains of wheat, including hardy varieties that are usually highly resistant to disease. The team is now studying whether commercial crops are just as susceptible. [\n] Adding further concern, the centres say that two new strains of another wheat disease, yellow rust, have been spotted over large areas for the first time – one in Europe and North Africa, and the other in East Africa and Central Asia. The potential effects of the yellow-rust fungi aren't yet clear, but the pathogens seem to be closely related to virulent strains that have previously caused epidemics in North America and Afghanistan. [\n] [...]
@article{bhattacharyaDeadlyNewWheat2017,
  title = {Deadly New Wheat Disease Threatens {{Europe}}'s Crops},
  author = {Bhattacharya, Shaoni},
  date = {2017-02},
  journaltitle = {Nature},
  volume = {542},
  pages = {145--146},
  issn = {0028-0836},
  doi = {10.1038/nature.2017.21424},
  url = {https://doi.org/10.1038/nature.2017.21424},
  abstract = {Researchers caution that stem rust may have returned to world's largest wheat-producing region.

[Excerpt] [...] Last year, the stem rust destroyed tens of thousands of hectares of crops in Sicily. What's particularly troubling, the researchers say, is that GRRC (Global Rust Reference Center) tests suggest the pathogen can infect dozens of laboratory-grown strains of wheat, including hardy varieties that are usually highly resistant to disease. The team is now studying whether commercial crops are just as susceptible.

[\textbackslash n] Adding further concern, the centres say that two new strains of another wheat disease, yellow rust, have been spotted over large areas for the first time -- one in Europe and North Africa, and the other in East Africa and Central Asia. The potential effects of the yellow-rust fungi aren't yet clear, but the pathogens seem to be closely related to virulent strains that have previously caused epidemics in North America and Afghanistan.

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  number = {7640}
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