953327 Laboratory diagnosis of plant damages

Exercise course
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2021
Languages of instruction


Short overview of the protein extraction from plant tissue and protein detection using specific antibodies: ELISA immunoassay to detect plant viruses in plant tissues.
Short overview of the extraction of DNA/RNA from plant tissue and RNA/DNA detection: RT-PCR-based detection of plant viruses.
DNA fingerprinting of different Phytophthora spp.: PCR and digestion of the PCR product with restriction enzymes. DNA detection via gel electrophoresis.

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Basic knowledge of antibody-based ELISA test as a tool to detect plant pathogenes.
Basic knowledge of PCR-based detection of plant pathogenes.
Students can perform ELISA test and PCR to detect plant pathogenes.
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