Heat treatment for mosaic virus

Nathan Lange plantsman@comcast.net
Thu, 09 May 2013 13:40:23 PDT

By far, this is the best use of a hybridization oven that I have ever 
heard.  I only wish I had tried it when I had access to one.

Another limiting factor with most household microwaves is heating 
uniformity, regardless of whether they have a built-in turntable or not.

As Nhu pointed out, using smaller bulbs could be key.  Twin-scaling 
could be used to produce numerous small bulbs from large infected 
bulbs.  These could then be exposed to different treatments.  Until 
someone reports repeated success with a microwave, I think the sous 
vide is definitely the way to go.

Here is a review of postharvest heat treatments for non-viral pest control:


At 03:08 PM 5/8/2013, you wrote:
>I removed the existing leaves and roots, cut off excess
>basal plate and used a well-controlled hybridization oven in my lab.

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