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Posted 30 November 2016. PMN Crop News.


New CGMMV ELISA Commercialized by Agdia


Source: Agdia Press Release. www.agdia.com


Elkhart, Indiana (November 11, 2016)--Agdia, Inc., a leading provider of agricultural diagnostic tests and services, has launched a new ELISA test for Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV) that offers improved sensitivity. Agdia’s new ELISA offers more than a two-fold increase in sensitivity compared to the prior version and it does not cross-react with other tobamoviruses.

 

CGMMV is a Tobamovirus that is transmitted mechanically and through infected seed in cucurbit species. It is a major concern to commercial growers as well as seed producers because of its ability to cause severe reduction in crop quality, yield and profitability. The virus was first reported on melon in the United States in 20131 and is considered a quarantined pathogen by USDA APHIS.

The CGMMV ELISA is sold as a reagent set in 96, 500, 1000, and 5000 test well sizes. Agdia provides a 1 year warranty on purchased reagents. For more information on the CGMMV ELISA, visit the company’s website at www.agdia.com, e-mail info@agdia.com, phone 1-574-264-2615 (toll-free 800-622-4342) or fax 1-574-264-2153.

References:

1 T. Tian and K. Posis, Plant Pest Diagnostics Center, California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Sacramento 95832; C. J. Maroon-Lango, V. Mavrodieva and S. Haymes, USDA APHIS (PPQ), BARC-East, Beltsville, MD 20705; and T. L. Pitman and B. W. Falk, Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis 95616