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SNP genotyping: the KASP assay.
The KASP genotyping assay utilizes a unique form of competitive allele-specific PCR combined with a novel, homogeneous, fluorescence-based reporting system for the identification and measurement of
The Role of Antioxidants for Initiation of Somatic Embryos with Conostephium pendulum (Ericaceae)
TLDR
Pre-treatment of explant tissues with tri-potassium citrate and citric acid significantly reduced callus necrosis, however this treatment significantly reduced somatic embryo production when compared to preparing tissue under sterile distilled water, suggesting that prevention of tissue browning may be feasible by reducing the contact with oxygen during excision of tissues.
First synthesis of ericoid mycorrhizas in the Epacridaceae under axenic conditions
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The first axenic synthesis of morphologically typical ericoid mycorrhizas of the Epacridaceae has been achieved in micropropagated Epacris impressa Labill, suggesting that the endophytes of the E. impressa and Ericaceae are capable of cross-infection.
Somatic Embryogenesis for Mass Propagation of Ericaceae – A Case Study with Leucopogon verticillatus
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An efficient three-phase culture has been developed for plant regeneration of Leucopogon verticillatus via somatic embryogenesis as indicative of likely culture scenarios for other Ericaceae.
PCR-based sensitive detection of Ralstonia solanacearum from soil, eggplant, seeds and weeds
TLDR
It is shown that it is possible to detect R. solanacearum from soil, plant and weeds grown in the field at an early stage so that proper management strategies could be taken to prevent the infection and further spread of the pathogen.
In vitro propagation of Epacris impressa (Epacridaceae) and the effects of clonal material
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The results suggest that explant materials are the main determinant of success in in vitro propagation and that they require individual optimisation of treatments to maximise shoot and root formation.