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Posted 5 May 2009. PMN Crop News.

Introducing the QualiPlate Kit for Squash Mosaic Virus


Portland, Maine (May 1, 2009)–EnviroLogix Inc. continues to expand its plant pathogen product line with the release of its new QualiPlate Kit for Squash Mosaic Virus (SqMV). Developed to detect the virus in both seed and leaf tissue, the test is highly sensitive and provides users with unique testing flexibility and speed.


The SqMV QualiPlate protocol takes only two hours to perform. Analysis labs can increase test productivity and throughput, allowing for quicker decision making based on highly consistent data. If desired, an overnight incubation option can be used to fit into a 24-hour work flow.

EnviroLogix continues to set new standards for pathogen test protocol speed and sensitivity. Initial studies have shown the SqMV plate to be several times more sensitive than other SqMV plates when testing leaf or seed tissue.

This QualiPlate is pre-coated and quality tested at the Portland, Maine, manufacturing facility. EnviroLogix utilizes precision equipment and processes to manufacture quality test kits, resulting in more consistent test results for their customers.

The QualiPlate Kit for SqMV (Cat. # AP 063) is available individually or in sets of 10 plates. All reagents are included in the kit. Labs interested in using QualiPlate Kits in large numbers should contact EnviroLogix for a price quote.

For more information about the QualiPlate Kit for SqMV, click here for the product page, call Karen McGuire toll-free in the US at 866-408-4597, or email

Karen McGuire