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New technique accelerates isolation of potato late blight resistance genes

A team of scientists from The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) and The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) have developed a new method to accelerate isolation of plant disease resistance genes. The team have also identified a brand new source of blight resistance genes in  Solanum americanum , a wild relative of the potato. Plant pathogens such as late blight can evolve rapidly to overcome...
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Secrets of potato blight evolution could help farmers fight back

Scientists have discovered vital clues as to how the pathogen responsible for the Irish potato famine adapted to spread between different plant species. BBSRC funded researchers at Oxford University and The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, looked in unprecedented detail at how  Phytophthora infestans , a pathogen that continues to blight potatoes and tomatoes today, evolved to target...
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