Potato Late Blight Still a Threat to Global Food Security (Dec 28, 2012)

The James Hutton Institute (United Kingdom).

A study by scientists has warned the organism responsible for the Irish potato famine is still a major threat. The team said the results showed the need for strategies to protect potatoes from disease. Phytophtora infestans is a fungus like organism that causes late blight in potatoes. It infects leaves, stems and tubers and can cause devastating crop losses.

* See our Species Profile - Late Blight page for more information and additional resources.

Jan 15, 2013