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Causative agent of late blight in potatoes is


A
Agaricus campestris  
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B
Albugo candida  
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C
Saccharomyces cerevisiae  
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D
Phytophthora infestans  
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The correct option is B Phytophthora infestans  
Late blight of potato and tomato plants are caused by Phytophthora infestans. It infects and destroys the leaves, stems, fruits, and tubers of the plants. Phytophthora infestans belong to the class oomycetes (phycomycetes).

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