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Spray-induced gene silencing can control late blight

Published: 03 March 2022
Photo of untreated, clearly infested potato leaves and treated leaves with very limited symptoms.
Attacks (circled) of leaf mould on potato leaves untreated (top) and treated with a spray-induced gene release technique (bottom). Photo: Poorva Sundararajan

Find a press release in English from The American Phytopathological Society (APS) here.


Ramesh Vetukuri, docent
Department of plant breeding
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, 073-926 23 63

Scientific article

Kalyandurg PB, Sundararajan P, Dubey M, Ghadamgahi F, Zahid AM, Whisson SC, Vetukuri RR. (2021) Spray-induced gene silencing as a potential tool to control potato late blight disease. Phytopathology.