Disease Cat and Mouse
Matt Heaton, John Innes Centre
Unchecked, fungal rusts infect and destroy cereal crops but finding them is an ongoing game of cat and mouse. To identify rust outbreaks before they grow too large to control, researchers drive huge distances to constantly check fields. Here, an Ethiopian researcher holds an infected sample he has found with his well-travelled vehicle in the background. This sample will be analysed using the MARPLE Diagnostics mobile lab designed by researchers from the John Innes Centre.