Detection and Identification Assays
Dickeya testing protocol based on:
Humphris SN, Cahill G, Elphinstone JG, Kelly R, Parkinson NM, Pritchard L, Toth IK, Saddler GS. 2015. Detection of the bacterial potato pathogens Pectobacterium and Dickeya spp. using conventional and real-time PCR. Methods in Molecular Biology 1302:1-16.
PCR- based assays
Czajkowski et al. 2015. Detection, identification and differentiation of Pectobacterium and Dickeya species causing potato blackleg and tuber soft rot: a review. Ann. Appl. Biol. 166:18-38.
Potrykus et al. 2014. Simultaneous detection of major blackleg and soft rot bacterial pathogens in potato by multiplex polymerase chain reaction. Ann. Appl. Biol. 165:474-487.