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Best practices for clonal identity verification and health testing

This presentation by Jan Kreuze and Bramwell Wanjala sought to identify why clonal identification is important, how to measure genetic diversity, the challenges and expectations in clone identification and how to overcome bottle-necks. The presentation also highlights the current virus testing methods and their advantages and disadvantages.

This presentation is on:

Clonal identity

  • Morphological/Phenotypic
  • Biochemical
  • Molecular

Health testing

  • Current methods: Grafting on Ipomoea setosa, NCM ELISA & PCR Molecular tools (PCR, RT-PCR, Q-PCR) ClonDiag Microarray.