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Hyphae with reproductive structures, termed sporangia, of Phytophthora palmivora. These can open up and release numerous swimming zoospores that can then reinfect additional tissues. In plants without API the pathogen can form much less of these and therefore there is less disease on these plants. (Image by Sebastian Schornack)

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