Disease Note: First Records of Potato Late Blight Caused by Phytophthora infestans in BoliviaMario Coca Morante*
Laboratorio de FitopatologÃa, Departamento de Fitotecnia y ProducciÃ³n Vegetal, Universidad Mayor de San SimÃ³n, Cochabamba, Bolivia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mario Coca Morante
Facultad de Ciencias AgrÃcolas y Pecuarias
Mario Coca Morante, Laboratorio de FitopatologÃa
Departamento de Fitotecnia y ProducciÃ³n Vegetal
Universidad Mayor de San SimÃ³n, Cochabamba, Bolivia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: August 16, 2016; Accepted date: August 29, 2016; Published date: August 31, 2016
Citation: Morante MC (2016) Disease Note: First Records of Potato Late Blight Caused by Phytophthora infestans in Bolivia. J Plant Pathol Microbiol 7:374. doi:10.4172/2157-7471.1000374
Copyright: © 2016 Morante MC. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Late blight, caused by the oomycete Phytophthora infestans, is one of the most destructive of all potato diseases. In the Bolivian Andes, it is common, but this does not seem to have always been the case. The aim of the present work was to review the historic literature to produce a record of the disease in Bolivia. No mention of late blight appears in any 19th century document. Indeed, the earliest mention of the disease is from 1943. Late blight would therefore seem to be a relatively new disease in Bolivia.