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Jean Ristaino

professor of plant pathology

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P: 919.515.3257

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Late blight of potato and tomato. Molecular evolution and genome sequence of the Irish potato famine plant pathogen Phytophthora infestans in modern and historic specimens. Identification and DNA fingerprinting of tobacco blue mold disease. Developing ecologically-based disease management practices that reduce reliance on pesticides. The impact of soil microbial diversity on plant diseases and studies of organic farming systems.


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