Co-organizers: Tom Creswell, Purdue University, and Karen Snover-Clift, Cornell University, representing the NPDN Associated Programs Committee and Meg Williamson, Clemson University, and Eric Honeycutt, Bartlett Tree Research Lab, representing the APS Diagnostics Committee.
Sunday November 6, 2011, 8:30 am - noon
Bacterial Diagnostics: Let’s Start with the Basics
$50 per person includes lunch
This workshop will follow a lecture and demonstration format. The speakers will introduce participants to bacterial disease symptoms with examples of current bacterial problems in California. Additional topics covered:
- Introduction to Bacterial Diagnostic Techniques, with Examples from the Field
- What’s new in Bacterial Taxonomy
- Demo: A Technique for Distinguishing Ice Plus vs. Ice Minus Pseudomonads
- A Comparison of Identification Technologies: Biolog, Sherlock, Riboprinter and Sequencing
Sunday November 6, 2011, 1 pm - 4:30 pm
Bacterial Diagnostics: Advanced Topics and Methods
$50 per person
This workshop will follow a lecture and demonstration format. The speakers will discuss:
- Demo: Using the LAMP (Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification) Technique to Detect the DNA of the Leafy Gall Pathogen, Rhodococcus fasciens.
- Beyond a Visual Diagnosis - Identifying the Crown Gall Pathogen, Agrobacterium tumefacians
- Xanthomonas, diversity and identification
- From the Lab to the Market: Commercial Diagnostic Assays for bacterial pathogens from AgDia and Biolog
Demonstrations will include the LAMP technique and other identification technologies.