Solanum tuberosum (potato) infected with Phytophthera infestans (blight)

Creator

Date

c. 1890

Identifier

Historical Brendel Model, Botany Department, University of Otago

Publisher

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Abstract

This Brendel model depicts a potato (Solanum tuberosum) skin infected with blight – Phytophthera infestans. This fungal organism (shown here as a light green tendril) turns potatoes to mush and was responsible for the Great Famine which devastated Ireland in the mid-19th century.

Files

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Citation

Robert Brendel, “Solanum tuberosum (potato) infected with Phytophthera infestans (blight),” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 22, 2024, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8823.