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New diagnostic tool developed for global menace Xylella fastidiosa increases specificity

20:00 EDT 22 Apr 2019 | AAAS

(American Phytopathological Society) In a research article in Plant Disease, Bonants et al. record their efforts to improve the reliability of existing X. fastidiosa diagnostic tools. The team combined two existing tools with an internal control to develop a triplex TaqMan assay, which they then used to analyze DNA extracts in naturally infected plant material, artificially infected plant material, and uninfected plant material.

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