Bremia Project

Bremia lactucae is one of the most highly specialized oomycete pathogens of plants. It is an obligate biotroph and causes the most important disease of lettuce, one of the top ten most valuable crops in the US. B. lactucae has long been a model for the study of biotrophy and pathogenicity. Reliable information about resistances in relation to the local strains of Bremia is essential for a successful and durable disease control strategy.