TimelineStart Date: 1 April 2010 | End Date: 30 April 2011
This project aims to design and implement a quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR)-based molecular test for the detection and quantification of Ralstonia solanacearum in soil, asymptomatic plants, and suckers. This technology is more sensitive and specific than currently used techniques based on traditional PCR, which do not detect pathogens in the initial stages of the disease. Resources for the project will also go towards training laboratory technicians and researchers in the implementation and application of qPCR to diagnose and prevent Moko disease in Musa.
TagsMoko disease, molecular science, Musa, plant health, polymerase chain reaction, qPCR, soil
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