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Posted 29 June 2011. PMN Crop News.

New Orchid ImmunoStrip with Expanded Potexvirus Detection Capabilities

Source: Agdia Press Release.

Elkhart, Indiana (June 1, 2011)--Agdia, Inc. has introduced a new and improved orchid pathogen test that detects and identifies a newly discovered Asian isolate of the potexvirus Cymbidium mosaic virus (CymMV). Designed to rapidly screen all types of orchids for strains of both CymMV and Odontoglossum ringspot virus (ORSV), the Orchid Virus ImmunoStrip® allows fast, user-friendly screening of symptomatic as well as non-symptomatic plants.


The Orchid Virus ImmunoStrip® tests for CymMV and ORSV simultaneously and can be used to check petals, stems, leaves, and roots. The assay is easy to perform, requires no special test equipment or facilities, and provides results in as little as five minutes. It is ideal for screening cultivated orchids for these prevalent and problematic pathogens prior to purchase. The Orchid Virus ImmunoStrip® is available as a complete kit containing ImmunoStrips, buffer-filled sample extraction bags, and a user guide. For more information, visit the company’s website at, e-mail, phone 1-574-264-2615 (toll-free 1-800-622-4342) or fax 1-574-264-2153.