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Tool detects blackleg disease, other pathogens in potatoes


December 10, 2019
By Phys.org

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A new tool has been developed by scientists that designs species-specific DNA tags – also known as primers – for detecting pathogens using DNA testing. Called Uniqprimer, it was originally designed to detect blackleg disease but can be applied to any pathogen in any geographic area.

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