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New research could protect canola crops

RESEARCHERS from The University of Western Australia (UWA) and the University of Melbourne have developed tools to identify plant genes resistant to disease-causing fungi and deploy them to create more resistant crops.

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New tools can identify the genes that underlie resistance against blackleg in canola.

New tools can identify the genes that underlie resistance against blackleg in canola.

The research could lead to more productive harvests and reduce the need for farmers to apply fungicide to canola which is a major export industry for Australia. Blackleg, a disease-causing fungus that...

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