The need for culture collections to support plant pathogen diagnostic networks.

@article{Barba2010TheNF,
  title={The need for culture collections to support plant pathogen diagnostic networks.},
  author={Marina Barba and Inge Van den Bergh and Alessandra Belisario and Fen D. Beed},
  journal={Research in microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={161 6},
  pages={472-9}
}
Plant-pathogenic microorganisms, by virtue of their size, similarity in disease symptoms and closely related morphologies, are notoriously difficult to diagnose and detect. Diagnosis gives proof as to the causal agent of disease and is important for developing appropriate control measures. Detection shows the presence of a microorganism and is of importance for safeguarding national and international trade. Live reference collections are required to characterize the taxonomy and function of… CONTINUE READING