The Silent Potato Killer | GenomeWeb

It seems researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have identified a genetic weapon in the greatest crime against potatoes in recent memory.

The group published a paper in Nature Genetics last week exploring how molds in the genus Phytophthora — a critter responsible for infesting potatoes and other crops, like soybeans, tomatoes and avocados — interfere with plants' normal RNA silencing.

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