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Diagnostic kits

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BANGALORE: In an effort to provide quicker relief from seed borne disease attacks, the IIHR has for the first time in the country released simple diagnostic kits that can give results almost immediately.

The kits have been prepared to detect Alternaria solani in potato and tomato, and colletotrichum capsici on chillies and are ready for commercialisation. “Kits have been prepared for two diseases that will give result in about three hours as against the traditional method, which takes 20 days,” Principal Scientist, Division of Plant Pathology at IIHR, P. Chowdappa, told The Hindu.

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