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most missed quiz question/FINAL QUESTIONS: the scientist who first proposed that the potato blight was caused by a fungus is BERKELEY ( a french scientist saw the fungus and sent it to Berkeley who decided that late blight was a disease caused by fungus) center of origin that causes late blight is believed to be in MEXICO europeans in 16th century were reluctant to grow potatoes for food because they 1) grew underground 2) related to poisonous plants 3) were grown from tubers and 4) grew bitter tasting berries a lazy bed protects potatoes from british soldiers who would run through ireland and kill the crops (when in lazy beds they wre hidden and even if they were run over they were protected) pathogen is an organism that harms another organism intro to fungi basil downy mildew fungi are important because -helpful to people (eat mushrooms, create biofuels) -harmful to people (athletes food fungus, directly negative impact, or eat your food supply like oranges and wheat so indirectly harmful as plant pathogens) -role in ecosystem is often rotting plant material -most plant diseases are caused by fungal pathogens what are fungi? past views
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course PLPA 200 taught by Professor Darcy during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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