Identification and Quantification of Potato Cyst Nematodes Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida

Project: Research

Project Details


In Europe, potato cyst nematodes (Globodera spp) can occur singly or as mixed populations and their diagnosis and quantification is a key step in their management. In July 2010 a new EU Directive (2007/33/EC) on the control of PCN came into force and the new statutory measure has resulted in a large increase of soil sampling. DNA approaches cannot distinguish viable from non-viable nematodes. Therefore, this research is aimed at developing a cheap, fast and reliable test that can identify the two species and quantify viable nematodes.
Short titleDiagnosis PCN
Effective start/end date3/08/15 → …


  • S Agriculture (General)
  • Crop protection
  • Plant parasitic nematodes


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