Development and evaluation of a real-time PCR seed lot screening method for Fusarium circinatum, causal agent of pitch canker disease

Fusarium circinatum is a serious pathogen of Pinus spp. worldwide, causing pitch canker disease. F.┬ácircinatum can contaminate seeds both internally and externally and is readily disseminated via contaminated seed. Many countries require screening of pine seeds for F.┬ácircinatum before they can be imported. The currently accepted screening method is based on culturing the . . . → Read More: Development and evaluation of a real-time PCR seed lot screening method for Fusarium circinatum, causal agent of pitch canker disease

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Development of a PCR assay to detect the potential production of nivalenol in Fusarium poae

Fusarium species can produce mycotoxins, which can contaminate cereal-based food producing adverse effects for human and animal health. In recent years, the importance of Fusarium poae has increased within the Fusarium head blight complex. Fusarium poae is known to produce trichothecenes, especially nivalenol, a potent mycotoxin able to cause a variety of toxic . . . → Read More: Development of a PCR assay to detect the potential production of nivalenol in Fusarium poae

Development of the molecular methods for rapid detection and differentiation of Fusarium oxysporum and F. oxysporum f. sp. niveum in Taiwan

Fusarium wilt, caused by Fusarium oxysporum Fo, is one of the most important fungal diseases worldwide. Like other plant pathogens, Fo displays specialized forms in association with its hosts. For example, F. oxysporum f. sp. niveum Fon is the damaging pathogen causing Fusarium wilt disease on watermelon, whereas F. oxysporum f. sp. cubense . . . → Read More: Development of the molecular methods for rapid detection and differentiation of Fusarium oxysporum and F. oxysporum f. sp. niveum in Taiwan

A molecular diagnosis method using real-time PCR for quantification and detection of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense race 4

The Fusarium genus causes devastating plant diseases worldwide, in which Fusarium oxysporum is the most serious crop pathogen. Disease monitoring is the basis of integrated pest management of any disease. The lack of rapid, accurate, and reliable device to detect and identify plant pathogens is one of the main limitations in integrated disease . . . → Read More: A molecular diagnosis method using real-time PCR for quantification and detection of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense race 4

Development of specific markers for identification of Indian isolates of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. ricini

Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. ricini (F. o. ricini) is a ubiquitous soil borne pathogen which causes wilt disease on castor (Ricinus communis L). Rapid and reliable detection of the pathogen is essential for undertaking appropriate and timely disease management measures. Identification based on cultural, morphological characteristics and pathogenicity tests are time-consuming and laborious. . . . → Read More: Development of specific markers for identification of Indian isolates of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. ricini