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    Following basal stem rot in young oil palm plantings

    Panchal, G. and Bridge, P.D. (2005) Following basal stem rot in young oil palm plantings. Mycopathologia 159 (1), pp. 123-127. ISSN 0301-486X.


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    The PCR primer GanET has previously been shown to be suitable for the specific amplification of DNA from Ganoderma boninense. A DNA extraction and PCR method has been developed that allows for the amplification of the G. boninense DNA from environmental samples of oil palm tissue. The GanET primer reaction was used in conjunction with a palm-sampling programme to investigate the possible infection of young palms through cut frond base surfaces. Ganoderma DNA was detected in frond base material at a greater frequency than would be expected by comparison with current infection levels. Comparisons are made between the height of the frond base infected, the number of frond bases infected, and subsequent development of basal stem rot. The preliminary results suggest that the development of basal stem rot may be more likely to occur when young lower frond bases are infected.


    Item Type: Article
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    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): basal stem rot, taxonomy, Ganoderma, pathogen, molecular diagnostics, fungi, Ganoderma boninense, molecular diagnostics, ITS, Papua New Guinea
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Natural Sciences
    Depositing User: Sandra Plummer
    Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2006
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 16:46


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