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Diagnostics    


Diagnosis of plant viruses is of tremendous importance in agriculture and horticulture. Early detection of a virus allows for early treatment and can prevent spread of disease.

Dra. Laura Silva Rosales- Dra. Silva has developed diagnostic methods and devices for simultaneous detection of papaya mosaic virus (PapMV) and papaya ringspot virus (RSVP). There are different versions of the device, for laboratory or field use. The methods can also be used for detection of common bean mosaic virus (BCMV) and common bean mosaic necrotic virus (BCMNV). (Link to information sheet)

Dra. Gabriela Olmedo Álvarez- Dra. Olmeda has developed a method for simple analysis of soil phosphorus. (Link to information sheet)