24 July 1998

Fusarium testing

A NEW DNA fingerprinting test to detect and identify toxin-producing fusarium fungi in grain is more sensitive and specific than ever, says Adgen. Available as a rapid turnaround lab service, the PCR Ear and Grain Multiscreen test was developed at John Innes Institute, Norwich.

Testing for nine pathogens costs £70/sample of 30 stems or ears or 100g of grain. &#42