Current methods to detect viruses in grapes and other fruit crops may soon be replaced with a faster, cheaper and easy-to-use technique. Known as reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), the technique has identified grapevines infected with six of the most common viral diseases that hamper world trade. Based on the success of the new test to date, it may someday become the international standard for plant virus detection.
The above story is based on materials provided by University Of Guelph. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.
Cite This Page: