What’s in a name: wither Irish potato famine pathogen?

She said, he said. Prof. Sophie Kamoun of Cambridge as related by the Financial Times.
The splendid tiger beetle Cicindela splendida.
Gould’s Bully for Brontosaurus.
The Bornean orangutan Pongo pygmaeus.
Phytophtora infestans, the most heavily misspelled plant pathogen?
Wheat blast, here in a field in Zambia, is caused by a pathogn called Magnaporthe oryzae.
What’s in a name? Is the “Irish potato famine pathogen” an appropriate common name for Phytophthora infestans?
Although the potato crop failed, the country was still producing and exporting more than enough grain crops to feed the population. But that was a ‘money crop’ and not a ‘food crop’ and could not be interfered with.”
The Paris massacre of 1961.
Anton de Bary and the birth of plant pathology as a science.
Erin Zess et al. study on regressive evolution of a virulence gene in the Irish potato famine pathogen (aka Phytophthora infestans) lineage.



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Biologist; passionate about science, plant pathogens, genomics, and evolution; loves travel, food, and sports; nomad and hunter-gatherer.