Tomato root mat disease (Root-inducing plasmid) testing

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Tomato root mat disease (Root-inducing plasmid) testing
  • Standard Turnaround Time
    10 working days

Tomato Root Mat symptoms include an over-abundant growth of adventitious roots, and can lead to wrinkled leaves.

The test can be conducted on either 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.

Download the sample submission form here



Method Used

Taqman® PCR

Sample Info

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



Turnaround Time

10 working days

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