Location: Floral and Nursery Plants Research Unit
Project Number: 8020-22000-032-10
Start Date: Sep 01, 2010
End Date: Aug 31, 2013
We will examine all published sequences of both pathogens to find gene regions associated with virulence that are most highly conserved to develop primers reliable for detection. Optimization of the assay will follow, and may involve developing better extraction protocols, a nested PCR assay, a quantitative real-time PCR assay or using other enhancements to the current assays.