Scientists unravel the fungus responsible for Sheath Blight disease in rice

Recently,scientists at the National Institute of Plant Genome Research has unraveled the genomic diversity associated with aggressiveness of two Indian strains of Rhizoctonia solani. Rhizoctonia solani is a fungal pathogen that causes the dreaded Sheath Blight disease in rice. Sheath Blight disease is a major issue in rice cultivation.It can cause up to 60% reduction… Continue reading Scientists unravel the fungus responsible for Sheath Blight disease in rice