Real-time PCR identification and detection of Fuscoporia torulosa in Quercus ilex

@inproceedings{Campanile2007RealtimePI,
  title={Real-time PCR identification and detection of Fuscoporia torulosa in Quercus ilex},
  author={Giuseppe Campanile and Leonardo Schena and Nicola Demetrio Luisi},
  year={2007}
}
Fuscoporia torulosa is the causal agent of white alveolar wood decay on several species including a large number of forest trees. Early detection of the fungus is essential to identify diseased trees before spread occurs to healthy plants. However, current detection methods based on isolation from infected tissues on semi-selective media are laborious, time consuming and require expertise in identifying the pathogen after isolation. In the present study, a rapid and reliable Scorpion-PCR based… CONTINUE READING