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Early and late blight of potato are caused respectively by

A
Fusarium and Claviceps
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B
Gibberella and Penicillium
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C
Aspergillus and Ustilago
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D
None of the above
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Solution

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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