Bacterial Leaf Streak
The world's food security is deeply intertwined with the health of crops, and barley stands as one of the vital grains that sustain us. However, a menacing force is silently jeopardizing barley's vibrant green leaves and potentially disrupting global food systems. This force, known as Bacterial Leaf Streak Disease, has been quietly spreading its tendrils through fields, evoking concern among scientists, farmers, and agronomists alike.
Key Project Objectives:
Population diversity characterization of Xanthomonas translucens pv. translucens across major barley-growing states - North Dakota, Montana, Idaho.
Specific microbial interactions with BLS pathogens of cereal crops.
Barley germplasm screening and defensive trait mapping against BLS disease.