Forest health in the time of a pandemic: how genomic biosurveillance discovered a new hybrid pathogen variant
Genomic biosurveillance of the pathogen responsible for sudden oak death in the United States and sudden larch death in Europe reveals a novel variant that is a hybrid between European and American lineages.
Changes in ambient temperature influence crop production. Understanding of how crops sense and respond to temperature is thus crucial for sustainable agriculture. The thermosensitive genic male-sterile (TGMS) lines provide a system to investigate the underlying mechanisms.