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Final Report: UA00074 - Germplasm development for durum improvement in southern Australia

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Durum production in the southern region fell in the lead-up to this project... Samples from affected trials have been sent to a DNA laboratory for a quantitative assessment of fungal DNA. Irrespective of the mechanism, this germplasm appears to represent an improvement in field performance under disease pressure... Further research is required to complete this study and develop a more precise understanding of how the environment affects yellow pigment content...