The journal ‘Plant Pathology’ has awarded the Best Student Paper prize for 2020 to Ines Vazquez-Iglesias from Fera Science Ltd, York, UK.

This is an award made for the best ‘student paper’ published in each of the Society’s journals Plant Pathology and Molecular Plant Pathology.

The winner was awarded for her paper entitled ‘Facing Rose rosette virus: A risk to European rose cultivation.’ Rose rosette virus (RRV; genus Emaravirus) is a devastating virus that has been spreading in the USA since the 1940s, and was reported outside the USA, in India, for the first time in 2017. The virus is an emerging risk to European and worldwide rose cultivation, causing symptoms such as witches' broom, malformations, excessive thorn production, and eventually plant death. To read the full paper, click here.

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