Zoospore production in relation to temperature for current P. infestans genotypes
The production of zoospores is a key process in tuber infection by the blight pathogen. This work investigated the optimum temperature for zoospore production by two new genotypes of P. infestans compared with six established ones. Earlier work at James Hutton Institute, funded by the Potato Council, demonstrated that the new genotype 13_A2 had a clear competitive advantage in foliar aggressiveness at the relatively low temperature of 13 oC. The work reported here investigated whether this genotype also has a different optimum temperature for zoospore production compared with established genotypes.
Other Titles/Title of Conference
Thirteenth EuroBlight Workshop, St. Petersburg, Russia
Journal Title/Title of Proceedings
Proceedings of the Thirteenth EuroBlight Workshop
PPO-Special Report no. 15;