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The tricks of the plant destroyer Phytophthora

Worldwide, Phytophthora species cause serious diseases on a wide range of crop plants and are difficult to control. Well-known is the potato late blight pathogen Phytophthora infestans. This pathogen is so clever that it can overcome chemical treatment and break through resistance genes.

In the Phytophthora lab we will show which tricks and strategies it employs to attack its host.