Tomato Late Blight

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Lina Quesada-Ocampo and Inga Meadows | 1/17/19 | NC State University

Tomato late blight is caused by the oomycete pathogen Phytophthora infestans (P. infestans). The pathogen is best known for causing the devastating Irish potato famine of the 1840s, which killed over a million people and caused another million to leave the country. Solanaceous plants such as potato, tomato, petunia, and nightshade, but the disease is economically important mainly in potato and tomato.

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