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Taxonomic study of plant pathogenic oomycetes

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I am deeply grateful to Dr. Motoaki Tojo at Osaka Prefecture University, Dr. Makoto Kakishima at University of Tsukuba, and Dr. Michio Imazu at Shinshu University for their valuable support, suggestions, and warm encouragement. I also appreciate my collaborators for their help and encouragement.

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Uzuhashi, S. Taxonomic study of plant pathogenic oomycetes. J Gen Plant Pathol 87, 418–420 (2021).

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