Testing Methods for Seed-Transmitted Viruses: Principles and Protocols

Testing Methods for Seed-Transmitted Viruses: Principles and Protocols

By: Sven Albrechtsen (author)Paperback

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This practical guide covers the commonly used detection methods for seed-transmitted viruses and viroids that affect both tropical and temperate crops. It contains 25 complete step-by-step procedures for biological, serological and molecular techniques to detect and identify such viruses. Combining helpful practical notes with more detailed explanations of the principles behind the techniques, the book describes the general characteristics of seed-transmitted viral diseases and discusses outlines for the organization and interpretation of seed health assays. The techniques reviewed are also applicable to non-seed-transmitted viral agents.

About Author

S E Albrechtsen, formerly of the Danish Government Institute of Seed Pathology for Developing Countries, Copenhagen, Denmark


PART I: Introduction 1: Seed transmission of viruses 2: Ecology, epidemiology and control PART II: Biological assays 3: Serological testing methods 4: Nucleic acid-based testing methods 5: Nucleic acid hybridization 6: Epilogue i: Appendix 1. List of seed-transmitted viruses and viroids ii: Appendix 2. Reagents, solutions and buffers iii: Appendix 3. Suppliers of laboratory equipment and materials

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780851990163
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 268
  • ID: 9780851990163
  • ISBN10: 0851990169

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