Phytophthora infestans

Potato Blight

Group It Belongs To

  • Phytophthora infestans is a Heterotroph that moves.

Is Phytophthora Unicellular or Multicellular?

  • Unicellular

What it Eats

  • Potato's
  • Tomato's
  • Other plants and crops

How it Reproduces

  • Complex cycle (spores)
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Where it Lives

  • Soil and plant debris

Why it is Important

  • Harmful
  • It can cause enormous damage to crops/plants in a short period of time.
  • It caused the Irish potato famine.
  • It is a pathogen.

More about Potato Blunt

Phytophthora Infestans in Action

Potato late blight in action

Bibliography

Works Cited

"Phytophthora Infestans, Cause of Late Blight of Potato and the Irish Potato Famine, Tom Volk's Fungus of the Month for March 2001, Alternate Page." Phytophthora Infestans, Cause of Late Blight of Potato and the Irish Potato Famine, Tom Volk's Fungus of the Month for March 2001, Alternate Page. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Feb. 2013.

"Phytophthora Infestans Nutrition - What Does a Plant Killer Eat?" Phytophthora Infestans Nutrition - What Does a Plant Killer Eat? N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Feb. 2013.

"Phytophthora Infestans." Phytophthora Infestans. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Feb. 2013.

"Www.biosicherheit.de." GMO-Safety.eu. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Feb. 2013.