Bacterial Wilt
Ralstonia solanacearum
Brown Rot


Description and management of:
  - R. solanacearum race 3 biovar 2
  - Brown rot of potato
  - Southern wilt of geranium
  - Bacterial wilt of tomato
Find here a selection of:
  - Information & management guides
  - Diagnostic & sampling protocols
  - Meeting abstracts
  - Book references
  - Journal articles
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Research program Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Develop rapid, robust, and reliable diagnostic assays      
Make and screen monoclonal antibodies X    
Purify and identify cell-surface proteins X    
Bioinformatics to identify R3b2-specific primer sets X    
Exhaustive final screening of candidate primers and antibodies   X  
Develop nanodetection conjugation and bioassays X X  
Identify R3b2 genes involved in cold adaptation and growth in plant hosts      
Extract pathogen mRNA & probe microarrays X    
Identify, mutate, and analyze candidate cold/potato genes X X X
Educational & outreach program Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Develop a package of optimized education and management training modules      
Initial workshop & baseline surveys, management plan X    
Develop curriculum content and design modules X X  
Workshops and training of target audiences   X X
Validate diagnostic/monitoring protocols offshore   X  
Ring-testing and adaptation of diagnostic protocols   X X
Final assessments; write reports and research publications     X



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