Detection and elimination of solanaceous viroids in tomato seeds and seedlings

Summary

  • Methods for the detection of solanaceous viroids affecting tomato have been developed and validated.
  • Transmission of CLVd from seed lots known to carry inoculum remains unproven.
Sector:
Horticulture
Project code:
ADRIAN FOX
Date:
01 October 2008 - 21 January 2011
Funders:
AHDB Horticulture
Project leader:
ADRIAN FOX, FERA SCIENCE LIMITED

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About this project

  1. i) Overall aim of the project
  • To improve the control of seed-borne tomato viroids.
  1. ii) Specific objectives
  • To validated of methods for the detection of the major tomato viroid diseases.
  • To determine the type and frequency of seed-borne transmission.
  • To investigate the efficacy of seed treatments for viroid control.
  • To investigate the detection of latent infection in tomato seedlings.
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