Wageningen scientists unravel how Phytophthora infestans sharpens its weapons

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The most notorious member of the family is Phytophthora infestans, responsible for causing the potato blight disease.

After a team of researchers at Wageningen University & Research (WUR)

last year discovered how the cells of Phytophthora infestans attack the plant by slicing open its skin, it was still unknown how these microscopic attackers sharpen their weapons. WUR reports that a multidisciplinary research team has now solved this mystery.

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