Chapter

Virus Diseases and Crop Biosecurity

Part of the series NATO Security through Science Series pp 81-88

MOLECULAR METHODS FOR DETECTION AND QUANTITATION OF VIRUS IN APHIDS

  • Mariano Cambra
  • , Edson Bertolini
  • , Antonio Olmos
  • , Nieves Capote

* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.

Get Access

Abstract

Following the introduction of a hitherto uncommon or wholly novel virus into a crop it is necessary to do three things: to identify the target, to manage spread, and (ideally) to eliminate sources of inoculum. Here, we have contrasted a number of approaches that have value for these purposes. In any geographic region (whether “developing” or “developed”) it is crucial to be prepared for the unexpected and to have developed a range of technologies that enable these objectives to be addressed.