Pepino mosaic virus in seed by ELISA

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<em>Pepino mosaic virus</em> in seed by ELISA
  • Method Used
  • Standard Turnaround Time
    10 working days

Infected plants can be very stunted and distorted.

The disease is contact transmissible and can spread very rapidly causing significant crop losses, if early action is not taken to eliminate infection. PepMV can be transmitted on contaminated tools, hands, clothing, direct plant-to-plant contact, propagation (grafting, cuttings) and by seeds.

PepMV is prolific across Europe, although outbreaks have been reported across the globe. It can affect a large number of crops. These crops include potato, tomato, aubergine and a number of tobacco species.

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


Sample Size

1000 Seed



Turnaround Time

10 working days

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