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