Location: National Germplasm Resources LaboratoryTitle: Advances in virus diagnostics
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/12/2018
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Plant viruses are among the most difficult pathogens to identify in the typical plant diagnostic laboratory. In this seminar, diagnosticians will learn the strengths and weaknesses of various detection methods. An overview of virus diagnostics will be presented: ELISA, including different formats, broad-spectrum and high-specificity assays, and lateral flow assays (immunostrips); PCR/RT-PCR and related assays; next generation sequencing and analysis. Case studies of hard-to-diagnose viral diseases (such as Rose rosette virus) will be presented. Opportunities to utilize the latest technologies in a range of diagnostic laboratories will be highlighted.