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University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences


Caption: QPCR allows U of I researchers to evaluate soybean plants more accurately and efficiently to determine the degree of infection. Pictured are three soybean infection types (left) immune response with no visible lesions (complete resistance), (middle) resistant reaction with reddish brown lesions (incomplete resistance), and (right) susceptible reaction with tan lesions after inoculation with Phakopsora pachyrhizi, the cause of soybean rust.

Credit: Glen Hartman, University of Illinois

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