CucCAP scientists use multiplex system to monitor virus threats to melon crops in California and Arizona 

The Wintermantel team developed a multiplex single-step RT-PCR method to simultaneously test and differentiate among the among different viruses.  Sampling of melon production regions in California and Arizona found that different combinations of viruses were dominant in fall vs. spring seasons, providing important information for disease management in areas impacted by cucurbit yellowing viruses.

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