wheat scab

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Noun1.wheat scab - a disease of the heads of wheat plants
head blight - a blight of the heads of cereals
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Variation in Fusarium graminearum and cultivar resistance to wheat scab. Plant Dis.
Under the Plant Diseases national program and other ARS national programs, ARS researchers collaborate with university scientists, private industry, and other partners in efforts to sequence the genomes of major crop pathogens, including Phytophthora infestans, which causes potato late blight, Fusarium graminearum, the culprit behind wheat scab, and Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, which causes HLB in citrus.
Breeders are particularly interested in using markers to screen for lines resistant to wheat scab, a serious disease caused by the Fusarium fungus.
Choptank is susceptible to Fusarium head blight (FHB) (caused by Fusarium graminearum Schwabe, Group II anamorph) on the basis of disease assessments made in the 2002 Northern Uniform Winter Wheat Scab Nursery at 13 locations.