PhD research

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As part of his research Mr Maphosa is investigating strategies of enhancing durable resistance to soyabean rust. His work involves introgressing various gene combinations of Rpp gene 1-4 form various germplasm accessions. He will also characterise the different phenotypes for the available germplasm. This work with also determine soyabean rust stress tolerance indices for the various lines in view of using tolerance to combat soyabean rust.