University of Hertfordshire

Use of molecular methods for the detection of fungal spores

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  • Elaine Ward
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlant Pathology
Subtitle of host publicationTechniques and Protocols
EditorsRobert Burns
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


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.


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