Title

Field Detection Of Citrus Blight Using Immunological Techniques

Title - Alternative

Plant Dis.

Keywords

VALENCIA ORANGE TREES; POLYACRYLAMIDE GELS; SENSITIVE METHOD; PROTEINS; WATER; HEALTHY; TISSUES; Plant Sciences

Abstract

Eighty-six sweet orange trees from three Florida grove locations were diagnosed as being healthy or blighted using a western blot system with proteins extracted from citrus leaves. Extracted proteins were separated on 18% SDS-PAGE gels, electroblotted onto polyvinylidenedifluoride membrane, and probed with citrus blight antisera obtained from blighted citrus trees. This blot system was as reliable as conventional diagnostic systems and in several cases detected the presence of blight before increased tissue concentrations of zinc, decreased water uptake, and wilt were observed. Results were the same for samples taken during winter dormant periods and samples taken during spring growth. The use of leaf samples for the diagnosis of citrus blight has the advantage of allowing repeated sampling, unlike xylem zinc analysis and water injection techniques.

Publication Title

Plant Disease

Volume

75

Issue/Number

5

Publication Date

1-1-1991

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

447

Last Page

450

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1991FH46200003

ISSN

0191-2917

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