How Close are We to Crown Gall-Free Nursery Stock?
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Martinson, Timothy E.; Burr, Tom
Dr. Tom Burr's laboratory is developing improved diagnostic tests for Agrobacterium vitis, causal agent of crown gall, and screening shoot-tip cultured vines for inclusion in the Foundation Plant Service's new foundation vineyard near Davis, CA. Crown gall-tested vines should delay and reduce crown gall problems in new vineyards.
Variety Evaluation; Clean Plants; Genetics