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What the Flora!? Episode 4 – Myrtle Rust: Pushing the Myrtle Family to Extinction

While the world battles the COVID pandemic, did you know that our native species are battling their own plant pandemic? Myrtle rust is threatening the survival of our ecosystems.

Myrtle rust is a plant disease caused by a pathogen that’s able to spread plant to plant. To understand it’s impact, your host Vanessa Fuchs is joined by Dr Brett Summerell, Dr Karen Sommerville and Dr Jason Bragg, who explain the research going on to try to protect our environment.