TITLE

New Defra service offers fast oak-death diagnosis

PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Horticulture Week;8/21/2008, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the new service being offered by Defra in Great Britain, which provides a quick diagnosis of Phytophthora ramorum and P. kernoviae. The PDplus service can identify individual species using DNA forensic techniques. In PDplus, the simplicity of a pregnancy test with the sensitivity of DNA forensics are combined. It is noted that a faster and low-cost method of identifying the pathogens help growers and government plant-health services manage the challenges more effectively.
ACCESSION #
34206066

 

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