Phytophthora megakarya str. zdho120 (GCA_002215365.1) Assembly and Gene Annotation
About Phytophthora megakarya str. zdho120
Phytophthora megakarya is an oomycete plant pathogen that causes
black pod disease in cocoa trees in west and central Africa. This
pathogen can cause detrimental loss of yield in the economically
important cocoa industry, worth approximately
$70 billion annually. It can damage any part of the tree, causing total yield losses which can easily reach 20-25%. A mixture of chemical and cultural controls, as well as choosing resistant plant varieties, are often necessary to control this pathogen.
General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.