Researchers work to combat "coffee rust" fungus outbreak

01/29/2013 | Nature

Researchers around the world are working on ways to combat the outbreak of "coffee rust," a fungal infection affecting coffee plants across Central America and Africa. The infection, which causes the plant's leaves to fall off, is "the worst we've seen in Central America and Mexico since the rust arrived," said one ecologist. Scientists in Colombia say they are close to developing rust-resistant strains of coffee, and Brazilian researchers are isolating the gene of the fungus in hopes of finding tailored treatment methods.

View Full Article in:


Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
School District of Philadelphia - Director, Observation and Feedback Coaches Program
School District of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Research Scientist
Portland, OR
Opportunities for Former Teachers and Administrators with PLC Experience
Learning Sciences International
Nationwide, SL_Nationwide
Instructional Designer, ESL
Imagine Learning, Inc.
Provo, UT
Account Executive, National Accounts
Nationwide, SL_Nationwide