Our laboratory offers a new seed-extract real-time PCR (SE-PCR) for cabbage and radish. The SE-PCR is a rapid method for identifying DNA material. We perform this molecular pre-screening method on untreated seeds.
The new test detects Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris (XCC), Xanthomonas campestris pv. raphani (XCR) and Pseudomonas syringae pv. macilucola (PSM). The tests can be requested individually (XCC/XCR or PSM) or as a combined test (XCC/XCR/PSM).
With the seed-extract PCR we can detect DNA from the bacterium in question. This is not definitive proof that a living pathogen is present. It is then recommendable to perform an additional dilution plating test. New seeds should be submitted for this dilution plating test.
- Sample: 30,000 untreated seeds; other multiples of 10,000 seeds on request only.
- individual test € 392.40
- combined test XCC/XCR/PSM: € 454.20
- Duration of the test: 3 days
*These are the test fees. For the (new) standard fees, please refer to the price list 2020.