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Late blight of potato is caused by ______ that belongs to class _________.


A
Phytophthora infestans, Oomycetes
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B
Helminthosporium oryzae, Deuteromycetes
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C
Alternaria solani, Deuteromycetes
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D
Albugo candida, Oomycetes
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Solution

The correct option is B Phytophthora infestans, Oomycetes
Late blight disease was a reason for the Irish potato famine in the mid 19th century, is caused by the fungus, pathogen Phytophthora infestansoomycetes.

So, the correct answer is 'Phytophthora infestans, Oomycetes'

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