Scientists in the Grumet lab at Michigan State University used a fluorescent isolate of the broad host range pathogen, Phytophthora capsici, to develop a high-throughput, microtiter plate assay for replicated quantification of pathogen growth on plant tissue in real time. This method, which can detect pathogen growth prior to development of symptoms, can assist with screening for disease resistance, mapping of resistance loci, testing efficacy of control measures, or elucidation of fundamental host-pathogen interactions.
For further reading:
- Quantitative, high-throughput, real-time bioassay for plant pathogen growth in-vivo
By: Chunqiu Zhang, Ben N. Mansfeld, Ying-Chen Lin and Rebecca Grumet
Published: February 10, 2021 in Frontiers in Plant Science