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Pest and pathogen losses jeopardise global food security and ever since the 19(th) century Irish famine, potato late blight has exemplified this threat. The causal oomycete pathogen, Phytophthora infestans, undergoes major population shifts in agricultural systems via the successive emergence and migration of asexual lineages. The phenotypic and genotypic(More)
Neurons from chemosensory hairs on the galeae of adult Colorado potato beetle (CPB), Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say), were investigated for responses to glycoalkaloids of the family Solanaceae. While solanine and tomatine elicited irregular firing by multiple neurons and bursting activity at 1 mM concentration in most sensory hairs, stimulation with leptine(More)
Since its arrival in the British Isles in 1845 Phytophthora infestans has remained the most destructive pathogen of potato. In the ensuing period, the British and Irish P. infestans populations have undergone major displacements following the immigration of novel strains. Here we report the re-emergence of the Ib mitochondrial DNA haplotype in the British(More)
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