Solomon Lab - Wheat biosecurity

Solomon Lab

Fungal diseases are the cause of millions of tonnes in yield losses each on farms around the world. This is serious issue not only in terms of financial losses, but also when considering food security and stability. Using today's wheat prices, the losses from fungi in Australia exceed $1 billion dollars, and that is using effective control measures; without these losses would exceed $5 billion dollars.Thus there are many good reasons to better understand how these pathogens cause disease! Our laboratory focuses on two significant pathogens of wheat, Parastagonospora nodorum and Zymoseptoria tritici. Read more about it on my research page.

Susan Breen received a poster award at the Fungal Genetics Meeting in March 2015



Peter Solomon

Peter Solomon
Peter completed his undergraduate degree and subsequent PhD studies at The University of Queensland investigating the role of...


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Selected publications

A full list of Assoc. Prof. Peter Solomon's publications can be found at ResearcherID C-9301-2009.


Peter Solomon. Photo: Belinda Pratten

ANU Reporter feature: Peter Solomon

Dr Peter Solomon is tackling two critical issues – how to ensure that we protect crops from disease and how to make sure the wine in your glass tastes better. Article from the ANU Reporter Winter 2011, by Tegan Dolstra.

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