Novel resistant genes for late blight, disease behind 1840s Irish Potato Famine, discovered

Late blight, the most important and most destructive pathogen of potato, was caused by the microorganism Phytophthora infestans. Late blight is ...
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Smartphone-powered device quickly detects diseased plants, could help protect crop yields

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed portable technology that allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field ...

New plant breeding strategy could counter blight pathogen that wreaked havoc during Irish potato famine

Scientists .... have shed further light into the mechanisms through which the potato blight pathogen interacts with plant cells to promote disease ...
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