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Inspection Service of Plant Virus Diseases
2017-10-24
  

    Virus diseases always cause severe loss in yield and quality of crops and more difficult to be controlled than other plant diseases. The trend of globalization after being the member of WTO has led to intensive exchange of agricultural products and therefore allowed higher chances of introducing of new virus diseases. In order to prevent new viruses from invasion, development of virus detection and identification techniques are crucial.

    The division of plant pathology has been devoting in developing sensitive, efficient and cost effective techniques for the detection of plant viruses occurring on economically important crops in Taiwan. We are also working closely with BAPHIQ, serving as virus indexing center, on the establishment of propagation and certification systems for virus-free seeds and seedlings. Currently, we are providing virus indexing services with minimum charges based on types of indexing techniques and number of sample and virus to be tested. Indexing of more than 40 kinds of viruses infecting ornamental, fruit, vegetable and special crops can be arranged.

Viruses cause a decline in plant growth vigor and production
Viruses cause a decline in plant growth vigor and production

ELISA is a fast, cost effective and most widely used method
ELISA is a fast, cost effective and most widely used method

PCR and RT-PCR are very sensitive and accurate indexing methods
PCR and RT-PCR are very sensitive and accurate indexing methods