News From the Field
Study could spawn better ways to combat crop-killing fungus
April 25, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.About 21 million years ago, a fungus that causes a devastating disease in rice first became harmful to the food that nourishes roughly half the world's population, according to an international study led by Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists. The findings may help lead to different ways to fight or prevent crop and plant diseases, such as new fungicides and more effective quarantines.Full Story
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