Location: Crop Improvement and Protection Research
Project Number: 5305-22000-015-05
Start Date: Oct 01, 2012
End Date: Jun 30, 2015
We have developed a molecular diagnostic procedure for detection of Phytophthora in infected plant tissue where a genus specific marker is combined with a species-specific marker to identify species of regulatory concern (eg. P. ramorum). While markers have been developed for 12 species, this project will expand this to include other species that are important to agriculture. In addition to real-time PCR other technologies will be examined to see if they will be suitable for reducing the cost and time commitment for conducting the assays.