Crown Gall Disease (Tumor-Inducing Plasmid) Testing

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Crown Gall Disease (Tumor-Inducing Plasmid) Testing
  • Method Used
    Taqman® PCR Assay
  • Standard Turnaround Time
    10 working days

Crown gall affects stems and roots of many woody and herbaceous plants, including ornamentals, vegetables and fruit. Infection with this disease causes knobbly swellings (galls) on stems, roots, trunks and branches.

Identification of Ti plasmids in either 10ml run off water, 1 - 5g solid or root/root & growing medium.

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

Submitting your Sample

When submitting your sample please follow the guidelines outlined within our sample shipping information.

The relevant signed sample submission form must be included (in a separate bag if sample is damp); failure to send a sample submission form may result in a delay of your sample being tested and make diagnosis more difficult. To help us process your samples in the most efficient way please fill in as much information as possible on the relevant form below. Please ensure you provide your email address, 'Your Ref', 'Purchase order no' and 'Name and Address for Invoice' in the sections where applicable.

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Method Used

Taqman® PCR Assay

Sample Information

Either: 10ml run off water OR 1 - 5g solid OR root/root & growing medium

Turnaround Time

10 working days

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