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One-step Multiplex RT-PCR Method for Simultaneous Detection of Seed Transmissible Bacterium and Virus Occurring on Brassicaceae Crop Seeds
Res. Plant Dis. 2011;17:52-58
Published online April 30, 2011
© 2011 The Korean Society of Plant Pathology.

정규식 ( Kyu Sik Jeong ) , 소은희 ( Eun Hee Soh )
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The aim of this research was to develop specific and sensitive PCR-based procedures for simultaneous detection of economically important plant pathogenic bacteria and seed borne virus in commercial Brassicaceae crop seeds, Xanthomonns campestris pv. campestris (Xcc) and Lettuce Mosaic Virus (LMV). Bacterial and virus diseases of Brassicaceae leaves are responsible for heavy losses. PCR with arbitral primers: selection of specific primers, performance of PCR with specific primers and determination of the threshold level for pathogens detection. To detect simultaneously the Xcc and LMV in commercial Brassicaceae crop seeds (lettuce, kohlrabi, radish, chinese cabbage and cabbage), two pairs of specific primer (LMV-F/R, Xcc-F/R) were synthesized by using primer-blast program ( primer-blast/). The multiplex PCR for the two pathogens in Brassicaceae crop seeds could detect specifically without interference among primers and/or cDNA of other plant pathogens. The pathogen detection limit was determined at 1 ng of RNA extracted from pathogens. In the total PCR results for pathogen detection using commercial kohlrabi (10 varieties), lettuce (50 varieties), radish (20 varieties), chinese cabbage (20 varieties) and cabbage (20 varieties), LMV and Xcc were detected from 39 and 2 varieties, respectively. In the PCR result of lettuce, LMV and Xcc were simultaneously detected in 8 varieties.
Keywords : Brassicaceae crop, Mutliplex RT-PCR, Seed pathogens

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