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Pest & Pathogen Diagnostics

Accurate and timely identification of plant diseases is important for many aspects of agriculture from correct diagnosis of field symptoms to their study as part of research programmes. Molecular methods are being increasingly utilised in the detection and study of plant pathogens, with the advent of real-time PCR further enhancing this area allowing faster, more sensitive and quantitative detection. With these advances has come an increase in the adoption of such technology in support of crop management decisions. 

Recent/current research projects include:

Additional information on a number of other pests and pathogens can be found using the links below.



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