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IC Strip Test for Detection of Bacterial Fruit Blotch Disease in Cucurbit

The immunochromatographic strip test based on mouse monoclonal antibodies against Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli (Aac) – the bacterium which causes fruit blotch disease in cucurbit (watermelon, melon, squash, cantaloupe, cucumber and pumpkin) – has been developed to provide seed exporters and governmental sector a tool to cost-effectively, conveniently, accurately and rapidly (in 5 to 10 minutes) detect the disease. The test enables epidemiological studies, disease management and quality control for export for disease-free seed.

The technology of this IC strip test had already been transferred to the PARWEL INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.