Simple techniques suitable for long-term storage of Plasmopara viticola

Santa Burruano, Cesare Laviola, Gaetano Cannizzaro, Gaetano Conigliaro

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Summary. Propagules of Plasmopara viticola or fragments of P. viticola infected host tissue were stored by three techniques, freezing at –25°C, dehydration with CaCl2, and freeze-drying. Viability tests were performed periodically until exhaustion of the testing sample. P. viticola samples that were frozen at -25°C remained viable for eight years, whereas the CaCl2 dehydrated samples remained viable for eight and a half years. Freeze-drying was the most successful long-term storage method, being able to preserve samples for almost 21 years.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-275
Number of pages5
JournalPhytopathologia Mediterranea
Publication statusPublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture

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