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Key warning symptoms:

  • Brown spots

  • Mosaic

  • Deformation

  • Chlorosis

  • Mottle

  • Necrotic spots

  • Ring spots

  • Stunting

Peppers are vulnerable to viral diseases, some of which can be acquired from or transmitted to ornamental plants growing in the same environment. The most common virus we find in peppers is PMMoV.


Fungal Diseases - PCR

  • Botrytis cinerea(Bc) (Gray mold)

  • Colletotrichum spp. (Col) (Anthracnose)

  • Fusarium spp. (Fus) (Damping-off and root rot)

  • Fusarium oxysporum (Fo) (Fusarium wilt)

  • Fusarium solani (Stem rot)

  • Leveillula taurica (Powdery mildew)

  • Phytophthora spp. (Phyt) (Damping-off and root rot)

  • Phytophthora capsici (Phytophthora blight)

  • Pythium spp. (Pyth) (Damping-off and root rot)

  • Rhizoctonia solani (Rs) (Damping-off and root rot)

  • Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (White mold)

  • Stemphylium lycopersici (Gray leaf spot)

  • Verticillium albo-atrum (Vaa) (Verticillium wilt)

  • Verticillium dahlia (Vd) (Verticillium wilt)


Bacterial Diseases - PCR

  • Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis (Cmm) (Bacterial canker)

  • Ralstonia solanacearum (Rs) (Bacterial wilt)

  • Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae (Leaf spot)

  • Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria (Xcv) (Bacterial spot)


Pepper Virus Screen - ELISA

  • Alfalfa mosaic virus (AMV)

  • Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV)

  • Impatiens necrotic spot virus (INSV)

  • Pepper mild mottle virus (PMMoV)

  • Pepper mottle virus (PepMoV)

  • Potyvirus group test (Poty)

  • Tobacco etch virus (TEV)

  • Tobacco mild green mosaic virus (TMGMV)

  • Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV)

  • Tobacco ringspot virus (TRSV)

  • Tobacco streak virus (TSV)

  • Tomato ringspot virus (ToRSV)

  • Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV)


Other virus tests available for pepper

  • Beet curly top virus (BCTV) ELISA

  • Beet western yellows virus (BWYV) ELISA

  • Broad bean wilt virus-1,2 (BBWV-1,2) ELISA

  • Carlavirus group test (CarLa) PCR

  • Nepovirus group test (Nepo) PCR

  • Peanut stunt virus (PSV) ELISA

  • Pepino mosaic virus (PepMV) ELISA

  • Potato aucuba mosaic virus (PAMV) ELISA

  • Potato virus Y (PVY) ELISA

  • Ribgrass mosaic virus (RMV) ELISA

  • Tobacco etch virus (TEV) ELISA

  • Tobacco rattle virus (TRV) PCR

  • Tobamovirus group test (Tobamo) PCR

  • Tomato bushy stunt virus (TBSV) ELISA

  • Tomato mosaic virus (ToMV) ELISA

  • Whitefly-transmitted geminivirues (WTG) ELISA

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