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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The use of molecular beacons combined with NASBA for the sensitive detection of Sugarcane yellow leaf virus
Author: Gonccalves, MC
Klerks, MM
Verbeek, M
Vega, J
van den Heuvel, JFJM
Abstract: Sugarcane yellow leaf virus (ScYLV) is widely distributed in Brazil and other sugarcane producing countries causing significant yield losses. Due to the high incidence of the aphid vector, the virus is widespread in the field and in parental clones used in sugarcane breeding programmes. Aiming to present a sensitive and reliable detection of ScYLV, we have adapted an AmpliDet RNA system, compared it with the currently available detection methods and discussed its applicability for routine diagnosis. AmpliDet RNA consists of nucleic acid sequence-based amplification (NASBA) of the target RNA with specific primers and simultaneous real-time detection of the amplification products with molecular beacons. The results showed that the system produced a detection level of at least 100 fg of purified virus. Virus was readily detected in plant tissues with low levels of infection (without the need of previous RNA extraction) and in the hemolymph of aphids. The method showed to be virus-specific, testing negative for other species of the Luteoviridae. In conclusion, the system has potential to become a diagnostic method for the detection of sugarcane viruses.
Subject: isothermal amplification
fluorescent probes
Melanaphis sacchari
real-time detection
sugarcane viruses
Country: Holanda
Editor: Kluwer Academic Publ
Citation: European Journal Of Plant Pathology. Kluwer Academic Publ, v. 108, n. 5, n. 401, n. 407, 2002.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1023/A:1016040314260
Date Issue: 2002
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