PREPARATION PROCEDURES OF FUNGAL PHYTO-PATHOGENS SAMPLES FOR ANALYSIS BY MALDI-TOF AND FTIR MICROSCOPY Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Abstract Reliable and rapid identification of phyto-pathogens causing plant diseases is playing an important role in their control strategies. The available methods for identification of fungi are time consuming and not always very specific. MALDI-TOF and Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) microscopy are proved to be comprehensive and sensitive analytical methods for detection of molecular changes in cells. Due to the similarity between the obtained spectra of different species of fungal pathogens, it is important to choose the …

publication date

  • December 31, 2009