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Syngenta Contributes Potato Late Blight Genome Data to GenBank

NEW YORK, Feb. 15 (GenomeWeb News) - Syngenta has submitted genomic data for Phytophthora infestans, the plant pathogen that causes Potato Late Blight, to GenBank, the company said today.

 

The data contains sequence information on nearly 18,000 genes as well as most of Syngenta's remaining genomic data for the organism. P. infestans, which caused the Irish potato famine in the 19th century, continues to cause large losses of potato and tomato crops. The Phytophthora family also includes the pathogen that causes Sudden Oak Death.

 

Syngenta said it plans to make available genomic data for three other plant pathogens later this year: Botrytis cinerea, Fusarium graminearum, and Fusarium verticilliodes.

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