ENZYME-LINKED IMMUNOSORBENT ASSAY FOR THE SELECTION AND CERTIFICATION OF PATHOGEN-TESTED PELARGONIUM

M.H. Balesdent, J. Albouy, J.P. Narcy, P. Robin, M. Tronchet, M. Lemattre
Among pathogens of Pelargonium, viruses (table 1), Xanthomonas Campestris pv. pelargonii and Verticillium dahliae are limiting factors of this production and appear on the certification scheme.

In mother-plants production conditions, infections by those pathogens are often latent. Therefore, efficient methods are needed to detect very low inoculum levels for selecting healthy plants.

In this perspective, a Double-Antibody-Sandwich (DAS) E.L.I.S.A. system has been adjusted to detect the major pathogens of Pelargonium.

Balesdent, M.H., Albouy, J., Narcy, J.P., Robin, P., Tronchet, M. and Lemattre, M. (1989). ENZYME-LINKED IMMUNOSORBENT ASSAY FOR THE SELECTION AND CERTIFICATION OF PATHOGEN-TESTED PELARGONIUM. Acta Hortic. 246, 291-294
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1989.246.36
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1989.246.36

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