Saturday, October 31, 2009

Genome of late blight is sequenced - a podcast

I heard an interesting podcast on Science Friday recently. The topic? Late blight. The organism that has devastated tomato and potato crops in the eastern US this year. I had thought that late blight was a fungus...but no! It's now classified as a water mold. With a flagellum and all!

http://www.sciencefriday.com/program/archives/200909183

2 comments:

Stefaneener said...

Ooooh, Science Friday! they rock. I'll have to download that one and listen to it.

henbogle said...

I guess knowledge is power, so I will listen even though I never ever want to hear about Late Blight again. Ever.
Ali