PCR Pospiviroids now also for aubergine and sticky nightshade seeds

News publication date: 16 March 2020

Naktuinbouw is now also offering a real-time RT-PCR test for aubergine and sticky nightshade seeds. A validated test was already available in sweet pepper and tomato seeds.

Eggplant Aubergine

Pathogenic pospiviroids can cause damage in crops of the nightshade family (Solanaceae). The symptoms can vary per crop.

The RT-PCR is based on a combination of a number of combined PCRs. These can detect seven pospiviroids: CEVd, CLVd, PCFVd, PSTVd, TASVd, TCDVd and TPMVd.

In order to meet export requirements, you can request the test for various sample sizes.

  • Sample: 3,000 untreated seeds
  • Fee*: € 171.70
  • Duration of the test: 3 days
  • Sample: 4,800 untreated seeds
  • Fee*: € 579.30
  • Duration of the test: 3 days
  • Sample: 20,000 untreated seeds
  • Fee*: € 2,406.90
  • Duration of the test: 3 days

 

*These are the test fees. For the standard fees, please refer to the price list 2020.