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New variety of zebra chip disease threatens potato production in southwestern Oregon

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Named after the dark stripes that form inside potatoes after they are cut and fried, zebra chip disease is a potentially devastating affliction that can result in yield losses up to 100 percent for farmers. Researchers identified a new haplotype, designated haplotype F, that causes zebra chip symptoms in potato.