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Phytophthora infestans
Historical model of a potato leaf with Phytophthora infestans, Botanical Museum Greifswald. Attribution: David Ludwig. CC BY-SA 3.0

The genome sequence and gene models of Phytophthora infestans T30-4 were not determined by the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), but were downloaded from NCBI on October 20, 2017. In order to allow comparative analyses with other heterokont genomes sequenced by the JGI, a copy of this genome is incorporated into Mycocosm. JGI tools were used to automatically annotate predicted proteins. Please note that this copy of the genome is not maintained by NCBI and is therefore not automatically updated.

From NCBI Genome: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genome/293

Phytophthora infestans (potato late blight agent)

Oomycete that is the causal agent of potato blight

The oomycete Phytophthora infestans is a plant pathogen. It is the causal agent of potato blight and was responsible for the Irish Potato Famine in the 1840s. Phytophthora infestans was originally thought to be a lower fungus, but recent research has shown that it is better classified, along with diatoms and brown and golden algae, in the stramenopile lineage.

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