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Review questions for the final exam 1. In what ways could ergot poisoning have influenced important historical events? 2. Why is ergot poisoning not a problem today? 3. What beneficial compounds have been obtained from ergot and how are they used? 4. What are sclerotia and how do they play a role in the life cycle of the ergot fungus? 5. What therapeutic uses of LSD were tested and which ones showed the most promise? 6. The potato became a staple crop in N. Europe – why was it preferred to rye? 7. What combination of circumstances allowed late blight to be so severe in 1845? 8. What were some significant social consequences of the Irish potato famine? 9. What are Koch’s postulates? 10. In what ways can human activities make plant diseases more of a problem? 11. Why did rubber production fail in Brazil but succeed in Malaysia? 12. What can be done to prevent post-harvest diseases caused by fungi? 13. How were aflatoxins discovered?
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