Alistair McTaggart has wasted no timing in leveraging his Foundation project (PBSF018) by publishing already in the European Journal of Plant Pathology. His paper is ‘Sexual reproduction in populations of Austropuccinia psidii’.
The project aims to:
1.Foster collaborations between researchers from Australia, the USDA (United States of America), Scion (New Zealand) and FABI (South Africa), and provide DNA of Austropuccinia psidii from South Africa to determine genetic loci that distinguish strains of myrtle rust.
2. Determine the disease cycle of A. psidii in Australia through study of sexual reproduction.
More information on the project can be found on the project webpage and the paper downloaded.