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Solke Deboer DEBOERS at EM.AGR.CA
Tue Jun 4 11:18:41 EST 1996

It was suggested by Kevin that PCR is routinely
used in the EC (EU) for testing for Psol (brown
rot) and Cms (ring rot) in potato.  Although I am
aware that PCR methodologies exist for both these
bacterial pathogens, I do not believe that they have
been implemented for routine use.  They have only 
been used experimentally to confirm diagnoses
based on serological tests, as far as I know. 
Perhaps we could hear from the labs that are
actually using PCR for these pathogens.
   Thanks,  Solke

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