Rahnama’s Research Published in the Journal, “Nature, Ecology and Evolution”


Dr. Mostafa Rahnama’s, assistant professor in biology, research, “Recent co-evolution of two pandemic plant diseases in a multi-hybrid swarm,” was published in the November 2023 edition of the journal “Nature, Ecology and Evolution.”

In this paper, Rahnama and colleagues revealed the genetic evolution processes that led to two epidemic outbreaks, wheat blast and grey leaf spot, during the late 20th century in South America. Today, wheat blast is recognized as the most dangerous plant pathogen globally, posing a substantial risk to global food security.