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SCOTT BAUER / US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SCOTT BAUER / US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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Genetically modified potatoes. Plant pathologist (top left) and geneticist examining tuber characteristics of genetically modified potato varieties. These are the tubers of plants that have been genetically modified to be resistant to late blight disease. Late blight is caused by the oomycete Phytophthora infestans. Oomycetes are a group of filamentous, unicellular micro-organisms that physically resemble fungi.
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