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Turf Pathogen Screening System using Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification

At a glance

  • Project leader : Marilena Palmisano
  • Deputy of project leader : Kathleen Dodson
  • Project status : ongoing
  • Funding partner : Third party (Syngenta Crop Protection AG)
  • Project partner : Syngenta Crop Protection AG
  • Contact person : Marilena Palmisano


The objective is the development of a real-time pathogen screening system for a group of global relevant turf grass diseases using loop mediated isothermal amplification, LAMP technology. From a turf sample, DNA isolated and amplified using LAMP. Pathogen occurrence in the sample will be detected directly with the Genie® device by using a fluorescent dye. The detection tool will deliver a semi-quantitative disease occurrence diagnosis of the listed pathogens in one sample using basic molecular tools, in less than one hour.