Stem rust of wheat 3300 years old found in Israel

Mordechai E. Kislev

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A fungus parasite observed on two ancient lemma fragments of wheat was identified as Puccinia graminis. The fragments were found in a storage jar from the Late Bronze Age excavated at Tel Batash, Israel, Uredia, hyphae, and germinating uredospores, though charred, were well preserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)993-994
Number of pages2
Issue number4549
StatePublished - 1982


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