April 15, 2024

USDA-ARS Wheat Genetics, Quality Physiology & Disease Research, Pullman

Xianming Chen research is on foliar diseases of wheat and barley, especially stripe rust. His research interest covers epidemiology and control of rusts, including cultural, chemical, and disease resistance; development of models for predicting rust epidemics; races, population structures, genome and functional genomics of the stripe rust pathogen; identification and characterization of resistant germplasm; genetics of disease resistance; molecular mapping and cloning genes for resistance to stripe rust; determination of molecular mechanisms of plant-pathogen interactions; and improvement of rust resistance in wheat and barley using marker-assisted selection.

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Xianming Chen.
Research Plant Pathologist, USDA-ARS and Adjunct Professor, Washington State University.