Detection of Potato ring rot Pathogen Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus by Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay


Scientific Reports, vol.9, no.1, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1038/s41598-019-56680-9
  • Journal Name: Scientific Reports
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus (CMS) is an important bacterial plant pathogen causing potato ring rot disease. Rapid diagnosis of CMS is crucial because of the economic losses caused by serious harvest losses. Although there are serological tests used in the rapid diagnosis of CMS, they are not widely used because of their low sensitivity. The DNA-based PCR methods, which are highly sensitive, do not have the possibility of on-site diagnosis, especially since they require serious laboratory infrastructure. In recent years, scientists have been working on alternative amplification methods to develop DNA-based point of care (POC) diagnostic methods. Accordingly, the loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) method, which was developed in the early 2000s, provides an important convenience for DNA-based tests to use in the field. Due to the unique design of primers, more amplification products could be create in a shorter time than conventional amplification methods without needing a temperature cycle, and it can be applied with the aid of a simple heater without requiring a laboratory environment. In this study, efficient LAMP method for the detection of CMS has optimized. For device-independent detection of LAMP products, colorimetric method and LFD has used.