Data from: Long-distance gene flow outweighs a century of local selection and prevents local adaptation in the Irish famine pathogen Phytophthora infestans

Isabelle Glais, Josselin Montarry, Roselyne Corbière, Claudine Pasco, Bruno Marquer, Hélène Magalon & Didier Andrivon
Sustainably managing plant resistance to epidemic pathogens implies controlling the genetic and demographic changes in pathogen populations faced with resistant hosts. Resistance management thus depends upon the dynamics of local adaptation, mainly driven by the balance between selection and gene flow. This dynamics is best investigated with populations from locally dominant hosts in islands with long histories of local selection. We used the unique case of the potato late blight pathosystem on Jersey, where a...

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  • 2013

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  • Institute for Genetics, Environment and Plant Protection