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Duan, Y. B., Yang, Y., Wang, J . X., Chen, C. J., Steinberg, G., Fraaije, B. A. and Zhou, M. G. 2018. Simultaneous Detection of Multiple Benzimidazole-Resistant β-Tubulin Variants of Botrytis cinerea using Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification. Plant Disease. 102 (10), pp. 2016-2024.
|Authors||Duan, Y. B., Yang, Y., Wang, J . X., Chen, C. J., Steinberg, G., Fraaije, B. A. and Zhou, M. G.|
Optimal disease management depends on the ability to monitor the development of fungicide resistance in plant pathogen populations. Benzimidazole resistance is caused by the point mutations of the β-tubulin gene in Botrytis cinerea, and three mutations (E198A, E198K, and E198V) at codon 198 account for more than 98% of all resistant strains. Although traditional methods remain a cornerstone in monitoring fungicide resistance, molecular methods that do not require the isolation of pathogens can detect resistance alleles present at low frequencies, and require less time and labor than traditional methods. In this study, we present an efficient, rapid, and highly specific method for detecting highly benzimidazole-resistant B. cinerea isolates based on loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP). By using specific primers, we could simultaneously detect all three resistance-conferring mutations at codon 198. The LAMP reaction components and conditions were optimized, and the best reaction temperatures and times were 60 to 62°C and 45 min, respectively. When B. cinerea field isolates were assessed for benzimidazole resistance, similar results were obtained with LAMP, minimal inhibition concentration, and sequencing. The LAMP assay developed in the current study was highly suitable for detection of highly benzimidazole-resistant field isolates of B. cinerea.
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Journal citation||102 (10), pp. 2016-2024|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1094/PDIS-03-18-0542-RE|
|Web address (URL)||https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-03-18-0542-RE|
|Open access||Published as non-open access|
|Funder||National Natural Science Foundation of China|
|Online||22 Aug 2018|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||04 Apr 2018|
|Copyright license||Publisher copyright|
|Publisher||American Phytopathological Society (APS)|
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