Testing Methods for Seed-Transmitted Viruses: Principles and Protocols
S E Albrechtsen
This practical guide covers the commonly used detection methods for seed-transmitted viruses and viroids
that affect both tropical and temperate crops. It contains 25 complete step-by-step procedures for biological,
serological and molecular techniques to detect and identify such viruses. Combining helpful practical notes with
more detailed explanations of the principles behind the techniques, the book describes the general characteristics
of seed-transmitted viral diseases and discusses outlines for the organization and interpretation of seed health assays.
The techniques reviewed are also applicable to non-seed-transmitted viral agents.
Paperback 288 pp ISBN 9780851990163
Readership: Students and researchers in seed science and technology, and plant pathology.
- Seed transmission of viruses
- Ecology, epidemiology and control
Appendix 1. List of seed-transmitted viruses and viroids
- Biological assays
- Serological testing methods
- Nucleic acid-based testing methods
- Nucleic acid hybridization
Appendix 2. Reagents, solutions and buffers
Appendix 3. Suppliers of laboratory equipment and materials
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