molecular detection of bacteria

SParker eparker at aros.net
Sat Nov 21 03:30:24 EST 1998


Depending on the target bacterial species and the target plant you might get
some very nice information looking at lipid profiles.


Rod Savidge wrote in message
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>I am wondering if it is possible to screen eukaryotic systems (such as
>trees) for bacteria -- both qualitatively to diagnose the presence and
>quantitatively to estimate the number present -- using one or more
>molecular or enzymatic indicators that is highly diagnostic of bacteria?
>I'm familiar with microscopy and plating approaches but would like to
>sidestep those with a direct biochemically based procedure.  Any advice
>would be welcome.
>
>Rod
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