UD researcher battles rice blast disease to protect food supply

March 3, 2010 under CANR News

A University of Delaware scientist is waging an important battle to help protect a major resource in the world’s food supply from a devastating fungal disease known as rice blast.  Nicole Donofrio, assistant professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Delaware, said rice blast disease affects foods that many developing countries depend on, such as rice, as well as other members of the grass family including rye, wheat and barley.

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