DNA BASED DIAGNOSTICS FOR IDENTIFICATION OF CITRUS ROOTSTOCKS

 

  • A SCAR based multiplex-PCR assay method has been standardized for the identification and differentiation of three citrus rootstocks namely Rangpur Lime, Rough Lemon and Galgal.This assay can be used as a molecular diagnostic kit.
  • It helps citrus growers to avoid the risk of using undesirable rootstocks such as Galgal that is susceptible to many diseases
  • The potential is very high if concerned state govt make a mandatory for the nurseries to certify the plants for quality
  • Rs 10lakhs to set up a lab with PCR, centrifuge, electrophoresis system. For  already  set up labs, the expenditure per sample will be Rs 30

 

 

 

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