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Central Science Laboratory, Harpenden Archive, British Crown, United Kingdom

Potato wart

Synchytrium endobioticum

Potato wart (Synchytrium endobioticum) is a fungal pathogen of potatoes. It is a native of South America.

Eradicated within the United States in the 1950's, 1960's and 1990's, this disease can quickly render a whole field unmarketable.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CAPS data sheet and the CABI data sheet.
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