late blight


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late blight

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A highly destructive disease of solanaceous plants, especially potatoes and tomatoes, caused by the oomycete Phytophthora infestans, appearing in wet weather often late in the growing season, and characterized by decay of the foliage and tubers or fruits.
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Noun1.late blight - blight in which symptoms appear late in the growing season especially a disease of solanaceous plants caused by the fungus Phytophthora infestans
blight - any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting
celery blight - a fungous leaf spot disease of the celery plant
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Despite its economic importance, tomato is susceptible to a wide range of diseases, such as bacterial wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum) (Aloyce et al., 2017), verticillium wilt (Verticillium dahliae), early blight (Altanaria solanii), and late blight (Phytophthora infestans) among others (Kamoun, 2007).
Infested plant residues should not be used to make compost as the bacteria can survive and affect crops.Other potato diseases include early and late blight and pests such as aphids.
They were able to detect the late blight pathogen that caused the Irish famine two days after tomato plants were inoculated with the pathogen.
He established that the spuds had been growing in beds at the RBGE for more than 30 years in the period immediately after late blight had ravaged crops and led to widespread famine.
The discovery of genetic differences in the lineages of potatoes could help in the fight against late blight.
Late blight is also caused by a fungus that spreads rapidly.
In the late 1990s, a new strain of late blight fungus was found in Maine that could not be easily controlled with fungicides as previous strains had been.
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Late blight [Phytophthora infestans (Mont.) de Bary is a disease that affects the aerial part of the plant causing symptoms such as dark and irregular spots (specks, dots) with a drenching appearance (soaked aspect).
This variety is unique as it has two resistance genes to Phytophthora infestans (late blight), giving it protection against all strains of blight currently found in the UK.
This unique variety has two resistance genes to Phytophthora infestans (late blight), giving it protection against all strains of blight currently found in the UK.
A commercial firm is planning to use it to introduce multiple genes into potatoes to make them more resistant to late blight, which is caused by a fungus-like organism.