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The potato and the pathogen: the Irish potato famine of 1845

, : The potato and the pathogen: the Irish potato famine of 1845. Weather 50(10): 342-346

This review describes the pathology of potato blight, caused by Phytophthora infestans, outlines its arrival in Europe and its spread to Ireland in 1845, and refers to the more severe famine of 1846, with some discussion of meteorological aspects and of the cultural and political issues involved in the famine.


DOI: 10.1002/j.1477-8696.1995.tb05502.x

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