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Emergence of wheat blast in Bangladesh was caused by a South American lineage of Magnaporthe oryzae

Résumé : In February 2016, a new fungal disease was spotted in wheat fields across eight districts in Bangladesh. The epidemic spread to an estimated 15,741 hectares, about 16% of cultivated wheat area in Bangladesh, with yield losses reaching up to 100%. Within weeks of the onset of the epidemic, we performed transcriptome sequencing of symptomatic leaf samples collected directly from Bangladeshi fields. Population genomics analyses revealed that the outbreak was caused by a wheat-infecting South American lineage of the blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae. We show that genomic surveillance can be rapidly applied to monitor plant disease outbreaks and provide valuable information regarding the identity and origin of the infectious agent.
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Submitted on : Monday, September 21, 2020 - 10:42:48 AM
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Tofazzal Islam, Daniel Croll, Pierre Gladieux, Darren Soanes, Antoine Persoons, et al.. Emergence of wheat blast in Bangladesh was caused by a South American lineage of Magnaporthe oryzae. 2020. ⟨hal-02944058⟩

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