HPC MSU

Publication Abstract

Quantitative Field Testing Rotylenchulus Reniformis DNA from Metagenomic Samples Isolated Directly from Soil

Showmaker, K. C. (2011). Quantitative Field Testing Rotylenchulus Reniformis DNA from Metagenomic Samples Isolated Directly from Soil. PLoS ONE. 6(12), 1-8. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0028954.

Abstract

A quantitative PCR procedure targeting the β-tubulin gene determined the number of Rotylenchulus reniformis Linford & Oliveira 1940 in metagenomic DNA samples isolated from soil. Of note, this outcome was in the presence of other soil-dwelling plant parasitic nematodes including its sister genus Helicotylenchus Steiner, 1945. The methodology provides a framework for molecular diagnostics of nematodes from metagenomic DNA isolated directly from soil.