Plant Ag Prof Discusses Powerful Microbes on Quirks and Quarks

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manish-raizadaProf. Manish Raizada, Plant Agriculture, was interviewed by CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks Oct. 1. Raizada discussed his recent study finding that finger millet, a small cereal grain, is resistant to a devastating fungus that typically sickens humans and affects livestock. Wheat and corn are more susceptible to the fungus. His lab found naturally occurring bacteria in millet have an unusual way of protecting their host from the fungus. Raizada studies biotechnology and crop production.