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Data from: Nested polymerase chain reaction–based detection of Dothistroma septosporum, red band needle blight of pine, a tool in support of phytosanitary regimes

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Langrell, Stephen RH (2011), Data from: Nested polymerase chain reaction–based detection of Dothistroma septosporum, red band needle blight of pine, a tool in support of phytosanitary regimes, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.8296

Abstract

Red band needle blight is one of the most important foliar diseases of Pinus species and is of increasing international forest health and biosecurity concern. To provide a rapid identification technique for this pathogen in support of official control measures, a nested polymerase chain reaction–based diagnostic assay that employs species-specific primer sets has been developed. The assay is able to detect the presence of the pathogen direct from pine needles, irrespective of host species, to within 10 fg of target DNA, the equivalent of approximately 2–3 ascospores or hyphael cells.

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