Journal article

TaqMan PCR assay for detection and quantification of Stagonosporopsis tanaceti in pyrethrum seed and seedlings

MAHB Bhuiyan, T Groom, ME Nicolas, PWJ Taylor

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY | SPRINGER | Published : 2018

Abstract

Pyrethrum seed has an important role in the transmission of Stagonosporopsis tanaceti, the cause of ray blight disease of pyrethrum. A TaqMan probe based polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay was developed to quantify the level of S. tanaceti inocula in pyrethrum seed and seedlings. Primer pair (St_qF3, St_qR2) was designed based on the intergenic spacer (IGS) region of S. tanaceti, which produced a 125 bp amplicon specific to S. tanaceti. TaqMan PCR assay using St_qF3, St_qR2 and a probe St_qP was highly specific against the genomic DNA of S. tanaceti, but did not amplify DNA of 14 related Stagonosporopsis species or other foliar pathogens of pyrethrum. The sensitivity limit of this assay w..

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