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Irish potato famine mystery solved 170 years later by biologists in GermanyThe Irish potato famine of the 1840s was caused by a plant-pathogen strain that was unknown until now, scientists said after examining dried leaves that were as much as 170 years old.[John Miller/AP file photo]

Irish potato famine mystery solved 170 years later by biologists in Germany
The Irish potato famine of the 1840s was caused by a plant-pathogen strain that was unknown until now, scientists said after examining dried leaves that were as much as 170 years old.
[John Miller/AP file photo]

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