About The Author

Dr. Cevallos-Cevallos works as an Assistant Professor at the Centro de Investigaciones Biotecnológicas del Ecuador (CIBE) from the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) in Guayquil-Ecuador. After obtaining his BSc in Food Engineering, Dr. Cevallos-Cevallos went to Gainesville, FL to obtain his MSc in Food Science, MAB in Agribusiness, and his PhD in Food Science at the University of Florida (UF). In addition, Dr. Cevallos-Cevallos served as a postdoctoral associate in the Plant Pathology department at UF. Dr. Cevallos-Cevallos has been the recipient of several awards including the Citrus Division Award from the Institute of Food Technologists.

My Fungicide Isn’t Working! How Super Pathogens Survive Chemical Control In Potato Crops

For centuries, potato has been one of the most consumed crops worldwide and the basis of the diet in many countries. Unfortunately, other organisms also enjoy making a living out of this tuber.  This is the case of the oomycete Phytophthora infestans (PI) which is responsible for a disease known as Potato Late Blight (PLB)—the most