Strawberry red core (Phytophthora fragariae) in plants (Non-Symptomatic)

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Strawberry red core (<em>Phytophthora fragariae</em>) in plants (Non-Symptomatic)
  • Method Used
    TaqMan® PCR
  • Standard Turnaround Time
    20 working days

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Plants infected become stunted with less growth and smaller fruit. The causal pathogen is able to stay within contaminated soil for long periods of time.

This fungus-like pathogen infects strawberries, causing the roots to rot from root tip upwards, leading to a characteristic reddening of the inner portion of the root. The pathogen can be introduced with infected planting stock or contaminated equipment.

When sending plant pathogens and invertebrate samples from outside England and Wales for testing please email the Plant Clinic ([email protected]) who will issue you with the relevant Letter of Authority to ensure your samples are not delayed upon entry to the UK.

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Additional samples are available for £136 per sample.

More Information

Phytophthora diseases can be very damaging to many plants and a particular problem in ornamental horticulture. There are in excess of 100 different species of Phytophthora, and whilst the host range will vary between species, most are capable of attacking a wide range of plants.


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Detail Specification

Test Code


Standard Turnaround Time

20 working days

Parameters tested


Method Used

TaqMan® PCR

Supported Sample Types

2.5cm of fragaria root tips from 300 plants

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