Late Blight Of Potato

Sporangia on host plant arrow icon thermometer warm arrow icon thermometer cold Sporangium germination arrow Zoospore release arrow Infection of host plant arrow Mycelial growth arrow Sporulation arrow Dissemination arrow
Sporangia on host plant
Sporangium germination
Zoospore release
Infection of host plant
Mycelial growth
Sporulation
Dissemination
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Know your enemy – the late blight

The potato late blight is caused by a fungus called Phytophthera infestans.

It spends its whole life on potato plants in a complicated cycle. Click on the stages and experience the life of the late blight in fascinating videos.

Sporangia on host plant

Sporangium germination

Zoospore release

Infection of host plant

Mycelial growth

Sporulation

Dissemination