laboratories in US for virus testing?

M. Gastil-Buhl
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 08:26:28 PDT
I found a more recent 2009 article by Deborah Mathews of UC Rivierside  
is detailed but not too technical:
'Optimizing detection and management of virus diseases of plants'
On page 3 there is a summary of how to distinguish symptoms similar to  
those caused by viruses.

This article also mentions ELISA and estimates cost of sending a  
sample to a lab at "$50 to 75 per sample for first virus, less for  
each additional virus test".
The list of hosts of two particular viruses on page 6 includes several  
bulb species.

- Gastil

On Apr 8, 2014, at 7:45 AM, M. Gastil-Buhl wrote:

> Rick Buell asks
> "What labs in the US or elsewhere have you used for testing? Can you  
> describe the approximate expense of this service?"
> and I too would appreciate this information. There is a 1997  
> publication from UC Davis with the promising title
> "Easy On-Site Tests for Fungi and Viruses in Nurseries and  
> Greenhouses".
> Although that was written 17 years ago perhaps some of it is still  
> relevant. On page 2 it gives a useful overview of virus diagnosis,  
> then introduces the ELISA technique. Is this ELISA the technique  
> currently used? "The virus test kits require more skill and  
> patience ..." so perhaps sending material to a lab is a better  
> option. Would a test kit for crops be relevant to testing our bulb  
> plants?
> - Gastil

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