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The Warrior(-) race variant prevails in Europe


2016.10.07 | Research news

The Warrior(-) race variant prevails in Europe

After the establishment of the Warrior race across Europe in 2011, the Warrior(-) variant now prevail in most European countries.

Stephanie Walter in the lab at GRRC

2016.03.29 | Research news

Molecular markers for tracking the origin and worldwide distribution of invasive strains of Puccinia striiformis

New scientific article - Ecology and Evolution, March 2016

2016.03.29 | Research news

Evaluation of Spray and Point Inoculation Methods for the Phenotyping of Puccinia striiformis on Wheat

New scientific article - Plant Disease, March 2016

Tine Thach in the green house

2016.01.30 | Research news

The “Stubbs collection” has resolved worldwide diversity of the yellow rust fungus in the past

Two new articles from GRRC -The first is a recovery and a virulence phenotyping study of old isolates from the collection. The second is a SSR marker based study of the worldwide population structure of P. striiformis in the past

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Web videos about Ug99 by Süddeutsche Zeitung (German)

Ug99 – Rust never sleeps

The series of six short web videos are accompanied by additional online texts and infographics. The complete series was published online by Süddeutsche Zeitung (German) and ArteFuture (German and French) on March 29, 2016.

  • Episode 1: The fungus that threatens the world
  • Episode 2: Why is wheat so important?
  • Episode 3: Hunting for resistance
  • Episode 4: How the fungus spreads across continents
  • Episode 5: Ethiopia's treasures
  • Episode 6: Living with the enemy

The landing page for the entire project is

Submission of wheat rust samples for race analysis

Please find the guideline: "Sample collection procedure for GRRC race analyses of wheat rusts 2016" here




Race analysis of Puccinia striiformis at GRRC

Please find reports of the non-European Puccinia striiformis race analyses activities at GRRC 2010 - 2015:

Sampling site focus in 2014 will be selected by staff at ICARDA, CIMMYT and NARCs in Africa and Asia, with a focus on high risk epidemic areas. Since 2011, GRRC also accepted samples of stem rust (Puccinia graminis tritici) as agreed upon with the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative and the phase II of the Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat Project (DRRW). GRRC can only process samples according to available space and resources at any time, and we cannot guarantee to process all samples received. This report deals only with yellow rust. Submission procedures are enclosed at the end of the report, 2012.

RUSTFIGHT - Meeting the new challenges from infectious rust fungi on crop plants

The Danish Research Council for Strategic Research is contributing 19.8m DKK to a new research project to be led by Aarhus University. The results from the project will bring more knowledge to the prevention and control of wheat rust.

The research will be a collaboration between The Global Rust Reference Centre at Aarhus University, University of Copenhagen, Technical University of Denmark, Sejet Planteforædling and leading international institutions.

In the project the scientists will try to decode how and why the fungus starts to develop so aggressively. They will also prepare a list of the genetic codes of the fungus – the so-called effectors – that are responsible for the ability of the fungus to adapt to new wheat varieties. These effectors will be screened and used to develop wheat cultivars with durable rust resistance.

Another ambition is to track down rust resistance in resistant wheat varieties and strains made available from international institutions to Danish plant breeders.

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