Molecular diagnosis of mango malformation disease and phylogeny of Fusarium mangiferae

@article{Newman2012MolecularDO,
  title={Molecular diagnosis of mango malformation disease and phylogeny of Fusarium mangiferae},
  author={Zvi Newman and Stanley Freeman and Iris Biton and David Sa’ada and Tali Paz and Marcel Maymon and Uri Lavi},
  journal={Phytoparasitica},
  year={2012},
  volume={40},
  pages={287-297}
}
Mango malformation disease (MMD) caused by various Fusaria, including the fungus Fusarium mangiferae, is difficult to diagnose and cannot be controlled effectively. In this study a PCR diagnostic tool was developed for detection of F. mangiferae by generating primers which flank fungus-specific sequences. The assay is suitable for both in-vitro and in-vivo tests, and is capable of detecting 10 pg of the fungal DNA. Relatively high genetic variation was discovered between various isolates of the… CONTINUE READING