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Posted 22 April 2011. PMN Crop News.

BIOREBA Introduces a New AgriStrip Assay for Fast Detection of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV)

Source: BIOREBA Press Release.

Reinach, Switzerland (April 15, 2011)--BIOREBA AG, a leading company in plant disease diagnostics since 1980, announces the launch of their AgriStrip for Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV).


The AgriStrip assay for TSWV detection is easy to handle and optimal for individual samples. It can be readily used in the greenhouse or field, as there is no need for special laboratory equipment. Reliable results are generated within 10-15 minutes, allowing growers and field inspectors the immediate implementation of sanitary measures; thus yield losses in crop production can be reduced.

Tomato spotted wilt virus occurs worldwide and has a wide host range. TSWV is transmitted by thrips but also by mechanical inoculation. More than 800 different plant species have been reported to be susceptible to TSWV. The virus causes significant yield losses in a large number of economically important crops e.g. tomato, groundnut, lettuce, papaya, pea, potato, sweet pepper, tobacco and in many ornamental crops.

This new rapid one-step assay is an important extension to the already existing range of AgriStrip products.

For more detailed scientific information as well as ordering information, please view BIOREBA’s AgriStrip product information for TSWV detection ( and its AgriStrip general information sheet (

View the company’s full list of products at

Denise Altenbach