Microarrays for Universal Detection and Identification of Phytoplasmas
Detection and identification of phytoplasmas is a laborious process often involving nested PCR followed by restriction enzyme analysis and fine-resolution gel electrophoresis. To improve throughput, other methods are needed. Microarray technology offers a generic assay that can potentially detect and differentiate all types of phytoplasmas in one assay. The present protocol describes a microarray-based method for identification of phytoplasmas to 16Sr group level.
Key wordsPhytoplasma Microarray DNA chip Detection Diagnosis 16S rRNA
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