Developing a taxonomic identification system of Phytophthora species based on microsatellites

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Journal Article


Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia, Volume In press, p.- (2012)



Phytophthora spp. is the most important genus of the Oomycete plant pathogens. Nowadays, there are 117 described species in this genus, most of them being primary invaders of plant tissues. The different species are causal agents of diseases in a wide range of crops and plants in natural environments. In order to develop control strategies against Phytophthora spp., it is important to know the biology, ecology and evolutionary processes of these important pathogens.


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