Stem rust of cereals

The stem rust fungus attacks the aboveground parts of the plant, infected plant produce fewer tillers and set fewer seed. In the case of extremely bad infection the plant may die. The site of infection is a visible symptom of the disease. Where infection has occurred on the stem or leaf, elliptical blisters or pustules called uredia develop

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Presence among species

AgentsSusceptible host
Puccinia GraminisHordeum vulgare (Ensembl Plants release-51)