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Potato famine pathogen packs unusual, sneaky genome

Quick-changing zones may be key to the microbe’s vexing adaptability

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5:32pm, September 9, 2009

No cheese, but there’s extra stuffing in a potato pathogen’s genome.

A supersized, unusual arrangement of DNA could help explain why the microbe that caused the Irish potato famine continues to overwhelm plants bred to resist it, says Sophien Kamoun of Sa

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