Navigation Links
Potato wart eyed as risk to potato production

While many may be familiar with potato late blight, the plant disease responsible for widespread potato shortages, the lesser known potato wart has the potential to be as devastating to economies that depend on potato production, say plant pathologists with The American Phytopathological Society (APS).

According to Gary Franc, plant pathologist with the College of Agriculture, Plant Sciences Department at the University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, potato wart is a serious disease of cultivated potato that has been detected worldwide. Potato wart is caused by the fungus Synchytrium endobioticum, which is considered to be the most important worldwide quarantine plant pathogen of potato. While not harmful to humans, the disease causes unsightly growths that initially appear white, and then turn brown or black as they decay, rendering the potato tuber unrecognizable and inedible.

There is a zero tolerance for the fungus that causes potato wart. As a result, this disease has been placed on the USDA’s "Select Agent List" of plant pathogens deemed to pose a severe threat to plant health or to plant products.

Although direct losses from potato wart may be insignificant when first detected, indirect economic losses resulting from zero-tolerance regulations for potato wart can be devastating to growers. Indirect economic losses become especially evident in potato production areas that are subject to quarantine measures, as well as when the movement of commercial potatoes is restricted.

Spores released from infected plants can make soil unsuitable for potato production for decades. The long-term survival of fungal spores and the lack of suitable chemical controls for potato wart suppression make this disease especially problematic for any type of cultivated potato production, including small garden plots and subsistence farming to extensive land areas economically dependent on commercial production of potatoes for consumption or for pot
'"/>

Source:American Phytopathological Society


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Potato blight pathogenicity explained by genome plasticity
2. Researchers find gene that may be at root of potato blight
3. 15 generations of untrained jocks, couch potatoes show big physiological adaptations
4. Finding rewrites the evolutionary history of the origin of potatoes
5. Malaria, potato famine pathogen share surprising trait
6. Researchers discover key gene involved in bark beetle pheromone production
7. First production of human monoclonal antibodies in chicken eggs published in Nature Biotechnology
8. Mass production of human papillomavirus could lead to gains against cervical cancer
9. UW scientists report a new method to speed bird flu vaccine production
10. New cell transplantation technique restores insulin production in diabetics
11. New molecule may aid in production of biofuels and fungi-resistant plants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Potato wart eyed risk potato production

(Date:4/27/2015)... 2015  For more than four decades, AUVSI,s ... the premier worldwide event for the unmanned land, sea, ... event for any local, national, or trade news organization ... markets and current applications of unmanned technologies. The conference ... $48 billion industry, and how it will soon impact ...
(Date:4/20/2015)... , April 20, 2015 Huntington Memorial ... Valley to implant a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor ... is the first and only FDA-approved heart failure monitoring ... admissions when used by physicians to manage heart failure. ... that is implanted in the pulmonary artery (PA) during ...
(Date:4/14/2015)... Conn. , April 14, 2015 NXT-ID, ... a biometric authentication company focused on the growing mobile ... been nominated for the 2015 New York Design Awards ... The Design100, New York City Design Awards are part ... based on over 2,500 ratings from the marketplace, industry ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):UNMANNED SYSTEMS 2015: Largest International Conference and Trade Show for the Drone and Unmanned Technology Industry 2UNMANNED SYSTEMS 2015: Largest International Conference and Trade Show for the Drone and Unmanned Technology Industry 3UNMANNED SYSTEMS 2015: Largest International Conference and Trade Show for the Drone and Unmanned Technology Industry 4UNMANNED SYSTEMS 2015: Largest International Conference and Trade Show for the Drone and Unmanned Technology Industry 5Huntington Memorial Hospital Becomes First in the San Gabriel Valley to Offer Patients a New Heart Failure Monitoring Solution 2Huntington Memorial Hospital Becomes First in the San Gabriel Valley to Offer Patients a New Heart Failure Monitoring Solution 3NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Nominated for 2015 New York Design Awards in 'Product Design- Technology' 2NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Nominated for 2015 New York Design Awards in 'Product Design- Technology' 3
... crude oil from the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater ... Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech University have reported that ... fertilized mallard duck eggs resulted in a 50 percent mortality ... the oil remained at sea and exposed to weather had ...
... A genetic study focusing on the Central American ... surprising results for a team of Smithsonian scientists involved ... tissue samples collected from 238 wild turtles at 15 ... and Guatemala revealed a "surprising lack" of genetic structure, ...
... Alberta researchers have published a step by step plan to ... crops by developing plants that produce their own fertilizer. ... the energy required to produce nitrogen fertilizers has pushed the ... year. Good says that while they are necessary for high ...
Cached Biology News:Deepwater Horizon crude less toxic to bird eggs after weathering at sea 2Endangered river turtle's genes reveal ancient influence of Maya Indians 2
(Date:5/21/2015)... , May 21, 2015 ... inner feelings - and those of others. Being able ... senses. Analyze and read people to anticipate their thoughts ... your deepest emotions and feelings to create unique abstract ... of responsive games. Get inside a first-person-shooter as it ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... (PRWEB) May 21, 2015 Patent Offering, ... method for diagnostic or therapeutic imaging within a body ... uses an endoscope having a low cost, single-use disposable ... filing date was October 18, 2013 and the patent ... technology enables the physician to customize the lighting and ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... ARIZ. (PRWEB) May 21, 2015 As ... Webb Medical Center (BDWMC), Sun Health Foundation funded a ... center’s new inpatient pharmacy with the most up-to-date features ... open June 2. The pharmacy's 45 staff members will ... larger 4,895-square-foot space in the coming days. , ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... /PRNewswire/ - RepliCel Life Sciences Inc. (TSX.V: RP) ... focused on the development of autologous cell therapies, ... International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) on RepliCel,s ... in a Phase 1/2 clinical trial.  The presentation, ... 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM local time, will ...
Breaking Biology Technology:5 Days to Meet ARGUS - The World's First Contactless Emotions Scanner 2IpAuctions™ Presents The Worlds Smallest Disposable Illuminated Endoscope For Auction 2IpAuctions™ Presents The Worlds Smallest Disposable Illuminated Endoscope For Auction 3Sun Health Foundation Provides $3.25M to Expand, Relocate Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center Pharmacy 2Sun Health Foundation Provides $3.25M to Expand, Relocate Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center Pharmacy 3RepliCel to Present Unique Autologous Cell Treatment for Achilles Tendinosis at International Society for Cellular Therapy Conference 2RepliCel to Present Unique Autologous Cell Treatment for Achilles Tendinosis at International Society for Cellular Therapy Conference 3
... - OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OGXI ) ... 1/2 clinical trial of OGX-011 in combination with first-line ... cancer (NSCLC). At two years, 30% of patients who ... has previously reported a mature median survival of 14.1 ...
... revolutionary Trusted LASIK Surgeons directory service and website at ... for consumers seeking to improve their vision. What sets ... screening process ensuring that only those who are among ... surgery in the United States are listed. Refractive eye ...
... isn,t your father,s nanocar. It runs cool. , The drivers ... of their creation have the ability to roll at room ... years away, the breakthrough suggests they,ll be easier to adapt ... had to be heated to 200 degrees Celsius before they ...
Cached Biology Technology:OncoGenex Provides Update on Two-Year Survival Data from Ongoing Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of OGX-011 in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer 2OncoGenex Provides Update on Two-Year Survival Data from Ongoing Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of OGX-011 in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer 3OncoGenex Provides Update on Two-Year Survival Data from Ongoing Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of OGX-011 in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer 4OncoGenex Provides Update on Two-Year Survival Data from Ongoing Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of OGX-011 in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer 5Baltimore LASIK Surgeon Roy Chuck, MD, PhD of the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Lists with Trusted LASIK Surgeons 2Baltimore LASIK Surgeon Roy Chuck, MD, PhD of the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Lists with Trusted LASIK Surgeons 3Baltimore LASIK Surgeon Roy Chuck, MD, PhD of the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Lists with Trusted LASIK Surgeons 4Baltimore LASIK Surgeon Roy Chuck, MD, PhD of the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Lists with Trusted LASIK Surgeons 5Baltimore LASIK Surgeon Roy Chuck, MD, PhD of the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Lists with Trusted LASIK Surgeons 6Baltimore LASIK Surgeon Roy Chuck, MD, PhD of the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Lists with Trusted LASIK Surgeons 7Baltimore LASIK Surgeon Roy Chuck, MD, PhD of the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Lists with Trusted LASIK Surgeons 8Rice rolls out new nanocars 2Rice rolls out new nanocars 3
Rabbit polyclonal to TAB1 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 10454 SwissProtID: Q15750...
Chicken polyclonal to HADHSC - Azide free ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Amino acids 57-314 of HADHSC Entrez GeneID: 3033 Swiss Protein ID: Q16836...
...
... Human CELSR3 CELSR3 is an Orphan-U ... this gene is expressed during development at sites ... rats in brain, spinal cord, dorsal root ganglion, ... B-cell/lung/testis, blood, brain, colon, heart/melanocyte/uterus, lung, nerve, and ...
Biology Products: