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Sample submission form for submitting samples for diagnostics at NFREC, Quincy (click on the image)

List of common methodologies used in pathogen diagnosis in our lab


For each sample submitted to our lab, we use a set of detection methods rather than a single method to ensure that the diagnosis is accurate


Oomycete: Symptoms, culturing on artificial media, morphology, microscopy, DNA-based assays


Fungi: Symptoms, culturing on artificial media, fungal morphology, microscopy, DNA-based assays


Bacteria: Symptoms, bacterial ooze tests, culturing on artificial media, colony morphology, biochemical assays, antibody-based assays, and DNA-based assays


Viruses: Symptoms, antibody based assays, and DNA and RNA-based assays


Abiotic issues: Symptoms and previous descriptions


For new pathogens: In addition to the methods above, tests including Pathogenicity test and Hypersensitive response (HR) test may be conducted

NFREC and the Plant Pathology Department

2021