• A protocol for molecular detection of Phaeomoniella chlamydospora in grapevine wood 

      Retief, E.; Damm, U.; Van Niekerk, J. M.; McLeod, A.; Fourie, P. H. (Academy of Science for South Africa, 2005)
      PETRI DISEASE IS A SERIOUS DECLINE AND dieback disease of young grapevines. The principal causal organism, Phaeomoniella chlamydospora, is distributed mainly by infected propagation material. Pathogen detection and accurate ...
    • A cost-effective protocol for molecular detection of fungal pathogens in soil 

      Damm, Ulrike; Fourie, Paul (Academy of Science for South Africa, 2005)
      DNA EXTRACTION FROM FUNGI IN SOIL often fails because of humic substances that are co-extracted with the DNA and subsequently inhibit PCR analyses. Moreover, it is difficult to release the fungal DNA because of the diverse ...