HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 20 no. 4 (1995)

Repetitive Sequence Based Polymerase Chain Reaction of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae and Pseudomonas Species

C M. Vera Cruz | L Halda-alija | F Louws | E Lansing | D Z. Skinner | M L. George | R J. Nelson | F J. De Bruijn | C Rice | J E. Leach

Discipline: Agriculture



The utility of restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis for understanding the population biology and structure of pathogen populations such as Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo), which causes bacterial blight of rice, has been demonstrated by several groups. Although this procedure shows reliable results, it is time consuming, expensive, and laborious. These problems are compounded in population studies due to the numerous samples required for analysis.