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Early and late blight of potato are caused respectively by
  1. Fusarium and Claviceps
  2. Gibberella and Penicillium
  3. Aspergillus and Ustilago
  4. None of the above


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The correct option is D None of the above
Early blight of potato is caused by a fungus called Alternaria solani. Late blight of potato (which claimed more than one million lives in 1845 in Ireland) is caused by another fungus called Phytopthora infestens.

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