Trypanosomatidae: Phytomonas detection in plants and phytophagous insects by PCR amplification of a genus-specific sequence of the spliced leader gene.

In this paper we describe a method for the detection of Phytomonas spp. from plants and phytophagous insects using the PCR technique by targeting a genus-specific sequence of the spliced leader (SL) gene. PCR amplification of DNA from 48 plant and insect isolates previously classified as Phytomonas by morphological, biochemical, and molecular criteria… CONTINUE READING