Combined Test: Powdery scab (Spongospora subterranea) and Potato mop top virus (PMTV)

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£228.00
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Combined Test: Powdery scab (Spongospora subterranea) and Potato mop top virus (PMTV)
  • Method Used
    Soil bait test and TaqMan® PCR assay.
  • Minimum no. of samples required
    1
  • Standard Turnaround
    25 working days

A combined test for Powdery Scab (Spongospora subterranea) and Potato mop top virus (PMTV).

A soil bait test can help inform your planting decisions. As it vectors PMTV, control of powdery scab using resistant varieties and planting only clean seed on clean land can help to control both the symptoms of powdery scab and PMTV. Both cause rejections of both ware potatoes and processing crops.

Potato mop top virus (PMTV) Is one of the causes of spraing, the term given to a range of internal and external symptoms in potato tuber flesh consisting of brown, necrotic rings, arcs and flecks. Powdery scab (Spongospora subterranea) is a fungal blemish disease of potatoes. A cosmetic defect with small lesions occurring in the early stages of the disease, progressing to raised pustules containing a powdery mass.

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Submitting your Sample

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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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More Information

Spraing is the term given to a range of internal and external symptoms in potato tuber flesh consisting of brown, necrotic rings, arcs and flecks. Two viruses can cause these symptoms, Potato mop-top virus (PMTV) and Tobacco rattle virus (TRV).


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Detail

Specification

Method Used

Soil Bait Test, then TaqMan® PCR

Sample Information

1000g Soil per 4 hectare

Parameters Tested

Virus

Turnaround Time

4 - 5 weeks (20 - 25 working days)

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