Rapid detection and quantification of Cercospora beticola in soil using PCR and ELISA assays
The objective of this research was to develop effective methods for qualitative and quantitative detection of C. beticola in soil. The soil borne inoculum is suggested to be an important factor for disease prediction. Therefore, these methods are aimed to improve integrated pest management systems (IPM) of sugar beet. In this study two diagnostic methods, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and Enzyme linked immunoabsorbent assay (ELISA) technique were successfully applied for qualitative and quantitative detection of C. beticola in soil.