Location: Crop Improvement and Protection Research
Project Number: 5305-22000-014-08
Start Date: Oct 01, 2012
End Date: Jun 30, 2015
We have developed a real time PCR molecular diagnostic procedure for quantification of Verticillium dahliae in the soil that is highly accurate and have preliminary data on a diagnostic marker system for two additional Verticillium spp. The objective of this project is to validate the marker system for the other two species by comparing the results of the molecular assay with traditional soil plating as well as expand the sequence database we have to include marker development for additional species.