What is it about?

It is all about the dynamics of a disease to a newly host introduced area, and the dynamics of physiological races of wheat stem rust (Puccinia graminis f.sp. tritici) obligate parasitic fungi used on wheat plant. How the disease pressure increased over season.

Featured Image

Why is it important?

It is important to model and forecast the disease pressure in irrigated production scenarios. The change of time is also important in the epidemics of a pathogen. It will help the producers to be prepared for the epidemics and the scientists the way they look onto resistance breeding.


Pathogens especially rusts 'never sleep' as (Norman Ernest Borlaug), they are the most dynamic smart creatures to survive in a changing climate to persist and create havoc in human life. Careful handling, follow up and recordings must be the minimal prerequisite to draft a sustainable management by depicting there pressures. Modern tools like molecular or genetic analysis will help the diagnosis of the pathogens easy for better life...

Nurhussein Yesuf
Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research

Read the Original

This page is a summary of: Distribution, dynamics, and physiological races of wheat stem rust (Puccinia graminis f.sp. tritici) on irrigated wheat in the Awash River Basin of Ethiopia, PLoS ONE, September 2021, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0249507.
You can read the full text:



The following have contributed to this page