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Study sheds light on rice fungus, could help feed 60 million more people a year

A study by an international team of researchers, headed by Kansas State University, has improved our understanding of how a rice fungus invades plant tissue.

The researchers discovered how Magnaporthe oryzae, a fungus which causes rice blast disease which is a threat to global food security, has been able to evolve to attack rice plants.

The results could lead to learning how to control the disease, which is thought to destroy enough rice to feed up to 60 million people every year.

Read more at Kansas State University