JIRCAS and the National Institute for Forestry, Agriculture and Livestock Research (INIFAP) in Mexico have been conducting joint research on Asian soybean rust, and part of the results has been published in PhytoFrontiers, a journal of the American Phytopathological Society (APS), as Virulence Diversity of Phakopsora pachyrhizi in Mexico. The authors, Julio César García-Rodríguez of INIFAP, Naoki Yamanaka, Senior Researcher of JIRCAS, and their colleagues received honorable mention for the PhytoFrontiers Best Student Paper Award 2021.
This award recognizes the work of early-career scientists and honors outstanding papers by a student first author published in the journals of the American Phytopathological Society such as Phytopathology, Plant Disease, Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Plant Health Progress, Phytobiomes and PhytoFrontiers.
This paper describes the Asian soybean rust (ASR), which has become a problem due the recent increase in soybean cultivation in Mexico, and shows that ASR pathogenic samples collected from two major Mexican production states had very different virulence characteristics, indicating distinct geographical differences in the virulence of the ASR pathogens in close soybean cultivation regions. This is a rare case in the world. The content of this paper is also presented in the JIRCAS Research Highlights 2021, The pathogenicity of Asian soybean rust pathogen in Mexico can be grouped into two broad trends.
The paper was also selected for the Editor's Picks in PhytoFrontiers.
Julio César García-Rodríguez, Zeferino Vicente-Hernández, Manuel Grajales-Solís, Naoki Yamanaka (2022) Virulence diversity of Phakopsora pachyrhizi in Mexico. PhytoFrontiers 2 (1): 52-59 https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTOFR-06-21-0044-R
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