potato fungus

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Noun1.potato fungus - fungus causing a disease in potatoes characterized by black scurfy spots on the tubers
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
genus Pellicularia, Pellicularia - genus of fungi having the hymenium in the form of a crust; some species formerly placed in form genus Rhizoctinia
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The plants can also host crop viruses, such as cucumber mosaic virus, potato leafroll virus, potato virus Y, tomato mosaic, or the potato fungus Alternaria solani.
This dependence on only a few items of food lead to tragedy in the middle part of the century when a potato fungus led to famine in Ireland, which spread to Scotland and England.
Irish potato fungus shrivels potatoes and has developed more aggressive strains, which are now spreading around the world.