We believe that most effective and rapid response is to apply the Field Pathogenomics approach. To this end, we have collected field samples from Bangladesh, extracted RNA, and obtained deep Illumina sequence data from the samples.
Here is a summary of the “Field Pathogenomics” strategy:
We are making all sequence data we have generated on wheat blast accessible without any restrictions as they become available from the sequencing machines. Thus, we are turning to the combined knowledge of the global scientific community to address this emerging threat to Asian agriculture. We hope that those who will analyze the data will make their contributions available either on this site or elsewhere.
We encourage any person/organization that may want to share their sequence data or analyses to contact us or to post their analyses.