Spores of P. infestans, the plant pathogen responsible for the Irish potato famine.
Eleven R genes for resistance to P. infestans have been introgressed into cultivated potato from Solanum demissum.
FISH analyses of conserved pathogen resistance hotspots in the Solanum genome.
The NSF funded Potato Genome Project conducts research on potato and other Solanaceae and provides the scientific community with genomic resources. Participating investigators include - Dr. Barbara Baker, UC Berkeley - Dr. Chuck Brown, WSU & USDA-ARS Prosser - Dr. Robin Buell TIGR - Drs. James Bradeen and Georgiana May, UM, Twin Cities Dr. Jiming Jiang, U. WI, Madison, and Dr. Molly Jahn, Cornell.