Solanum tuberosum (potato) infected with Phytophthera infestans (blight)
Historical Brendel Model, Botany Department, University of Otago
This Brendel model depicts a potato (Solanum tuberosum) skin infected with blight – Phytophthera infestans. This fungal organism (shown here as a light green tendril) turns potatoes to mush and was responsible for the Great Famine which devastated Ireland in the mid-19th century.
Robert Brendel, “Solanum tuberosum (potato) infected with Phytophthera infestans (blight),” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed October 18, 2021, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8823.
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