Advances of Basic Molecular Biology Techniques: Potential to Apply in Plant Viroid Detection in Sri Lanka

Yapa M.A.M. Wijerathna


Viroids are the smallest pathogens of plants. They are the cause of serious diseases on economic plants worldwide. Prevention and detection of the pathogens are the best method to reduce the economic loss from viroid infection. During last decade, genetics and molecular biology techniques have gained an increasing presence in plant pathology research. The purpose of this review is to highlight the most upgrade molecular biology techniques that have been used and studied recently. Most relevant published reports and hand skilled techniques have presented here with emphasis on suitable Viroid detection technique should be used for Sri Lanka.


Viroids; RNA; Molecular Biology Techniques; Detection; Sri Lanka

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DOI: 10.33687/phytopath.001.01.0020


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