Application of a PCR-based test for detection of potato late blight and pink rot in tubers

@article{Tooley2008ApplicationOA,
  title={Application of a PCR-based test for detection of potato late blight and pink rot in tubers},
  author={Paul W. Tooley and Marie M Carras and David M. Lambert},
  journal={American Journal of Potato Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={75},
  pages={187-194}
}
A polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based test for potato late blight (Phytophthora infestans) and pink rot (P.erythroseptica, P. nicotianae) diseases has been developed for use with potato tuber tissue. Primers based on sequence analysis of the ITS2 region of ribosomal DNA of late blight and pink rot pathogens were utilized in PCR assays of inoculated tubers and tubers harvested from plots known to have late blight and/or pink rot. Assays of artificially inoculated Kennebec and Russet Burbank… CONTINUE READING