www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

Wichita students among thousands testing state's testing servers -10/28/2014, 4:56 PM

Wichita airfares averaged $415 in second quarter, report says -10/28/2014, 4:56 PM

Man who died in Sedgwick County house fire has been identified -10/28/2014, 4:56 PM

Complaint filed with state, local officials over sales tax campaign -10/28/2014, 4:56 PM

Woman nearly hit by bullet -10/27/2014, 3:54 PM

Traffic stop leads to drug bust -10/27/2014, 4:55 PM

Police investigating series of garage burglaries -10/27/2014, 4:55 PM

Emprise Bank to expand to McPherson -10/27/2014, 4:55 PM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Kan., Calif. researchers help combat wheat rust

Published on -6/28/2013, 7:42 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- A scientific breakthrough could help fight a deadly wheat pathogen that's causing significant crop losses.

Researchers from Kansas State University and the University of California-Davis have identified a gene that gives wheat plants resistance to one of the most deadly strains of the wheat stem rust pathogen.

The rust strain first was identified in Uganda in 1999 and is spreading from Africa to the breadbaskets of Asia.

Kansas State said in a news release that the hope is scientists will use the research to develop new wheat varieties.

The findings from the Kansas and California researchers have been published in the journal Science alongside a study from an Australian group that identified another promising gene.

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos