Phytophthora infestans, an important plant pathogen and
agent of the great
famine in Ireland (1845), belongs to the phylum Oomycetes.
Oomycetes had been classified as lower fungi, but recent molecular
of the nuclear srRNA gene as well as ultrastructural data clearly show
that they group together with the stramenopile lineage (golden and
algae, diatoms, etc.).
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of the mitochondrial nad4L gene for algal and protistan phylogenetic
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