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Posted 1 July 2010. PMN Crop News.

Dimole Releases a Novel System for Simultaneous Detection of PVY and PLRV from Dormant Potato Tubers

Source: Dimole, Inc. Press Release.

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (July 1, 2010)---Dimole Inc. has released to the potato industry a novel Multiplex Hybridization System, the 'DIM-ArrayTM PVY PLRV'. This system offers advanced DNA-based simultaneous detection of PVY (including strains PVYO,PVYN, and PVYNTN), PLRV and Internal Control from dormant potato tubers, eliminating the need for costly, laborious and time-consuming grow-up of sample plants.


The DIM-ArrayTM PVY PLRV system was evaluated by the potato laboratory IRDA (Research and Development Institute for the Agri-Environment), Quebec, Canada.

The high sensitivity and specificity of the system allow for testing of a group (or composite) of dormant tubers in a single assay within 8 hours, in comparison to ELISA which allow for testing of only one virus and one tuber at a time and only 6 to 10 weeks after the dormancy of tubers is broken. The DIM-ArrayTM PVY PLRV Multiplex Hybridization System allows for testing hundreds of samples simultaneously and rapidly.

An Internal Control is integrated into the system to avoid false negative results.

Click here for more information about the DIM-ArrayTM PVY PLRV system and other Dimole products.

Guy Herve
Dimole, Inc.