Advances in molecular-based diagnostics in meeting crop biosecurity and phytosanitary issues

Norman W. Schaad, Reid D. Frederick, Joe Shaw, William L. Schneider, Robert Hickson, Michael D. Petrillo, Douglas G. Luster

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Abstract

Awareness of crop biosecurity and phytosanitation has been heightened since 9/11 and the unresolved anthrax releases in October 2001. Crops are highly vulnerable to accidental or deliberate introductions of crop pathogens from outside U.S. borders. Strategic thinking about protection against deliberate or accidental release of a plant pathogen is an urgent priority. Rapid detection will be the key to success. This review summarizes recent progress in the development of rapid real-time PCR protocols and evaluates their effectiveness in a proposed nationwide network of diagnostic laboratories that will facilitate rapid diagnostics and improved communication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-324
Number of pages20
JournalAnnual Review of Phytopathology
Volume41
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 24 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Plant Science

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    Schaad, N. W., Frederick, R. D., Shaw, J., Schneider, W. L., Hickson, R., Petrillo, M. D., & Luster, D. G. (2003). Advances in molecular-based diagnostics in meeting crop biosecurity and phytosanitary issues. Annual Review of Phytopathology, 41, 305-324. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev.phyto.41.052002.095435