Details

Date1863
AuthorBary
ContributionReported definitive study of fungal causation of potato blight.
ReferenceParris
NotesHeinrich Anton deBary. Garrison alphabetizes under B. See Berkeley entries; see other deBary entries. Parris says fungus had been named Peronosora devastatrix in 1855, but also says that genus was erected by deBary in1876. Says fungus now (1863) transferred to genus Phytophthora, meaning plant corrupter or plant eater. Apparently it had become Peronospora infestans in the meantime.
CategoryCausation
Pathogen ClassFungi

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