Richard Alexander Gottsberger

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Fire blight caused by the gram-negative bacterium Erwinia amylovora is a major disease of pome fruit like apple (Malus domestica) or pear (Pyrus communis). Detection of the pathogen is hampered by low titres usually being present during initial flower infection and the brief time frame for analysis to decide upon subsequent countermeasures. Here we describe(More)
BACKGROUND Strawberry diseases are a major limiting factor that severely impact plant agronomic performance. Regarding limitations of traditional techniques for detection of pathogens, researchers have developed specific DNA-based tests as sensitive and specific techniques. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of polymerase chain reaction(More)
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