A Genomic Hope for Fungus-Threatened Coffee Plants | GenomeWeb

Nature News sounds the alarm that Central American coffee plants are suffering through one of the worst-ever outbreaks of the "coffee rust" fungus, Hemileia vastatrix, which causes plants to sicken and lose their leaves.

According to the story, the plague could cut crop harvest in some of the worst hit areas in half, potentially depriving the consumers of precious fuel for their delicious, stimulating beverages.

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