University of Maryland, College Park Helps Discover a Duplicate of the Resistance Gene Fbh1

Nidhi Rawat, a research assistant at the University of Maryland, is part of the multi-institutional panel who discovered the cloning of a resistance gene. The Fhb1 gene’s ability to deliver broad-spectrum resistance will put a halt to the reduction in crop yield and the millions of dollars lost world wide each year.

The resistance gene will also help aid a variety of human dietary plants such as tomato and potato plants that are affected by a fungal pathogen called Fusarium graminearum- a toxin unhealthy for human ingesting.

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