Use of molecular methods for the detection of fungal spores

Elaine Ward

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Traditional methods for the isolation and identification of fungal spores can be time-consuming and laborious. DNA-based methods for fungal detection can be used to detect the spores of plant-pathogenic fungi. Air borne spores can be collected and identified by PCR allowing identification of the species.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlant Pathology
Subtitle of host publicationTechniques and Protocols
EditorsRobert Burns
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-59745-062-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-58829-799-0
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameMethods on Molecular Biology


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