Fungal Species Identification
Fungal Species Identification determines whether a plant DNA sample is contaminated with DNA from any mold, mildew or fungus. DNA Collection Kits and instructions will be shipped within two days of purchase (all taxes included).
Fungal Contaminant Screening
Why Use This Test?
Identify the reason behind a fungal contamination issue with confidence so you can design an appropriate treatment or remediation plan to implement.
How It Works
Fungal Contaminant Testing is effective on all plant species. This test identifies a broad range of fungal contaminants by detecting the highly conserved ITS region of fungal genomes (Schoch et al., 2012). We can detect fungi present in a sample collected from nearly any plant tissue. Ensuring effective treatment and eradication of mold or mildew before the problem returns can save you from losing any more of your plants.
The genus and species of fungal contaminants can also be identified by sequencing the product of successful detection tests. The ITS DNA sequences of your samples will be compared to a database containing over 20,000 fungal species including members of: aspergillus (over 1500 species), botrytis, fusarium, pythium, yeast, powdery mildew and more.
If you have already ordered Powdery Mildew/Fungal Screening and wish to have a positive result identified, please contact us to have your order upgraded.
Detailed instructions along with a sample collection form will be sent to you with the DNA collection kits so you can properly document all necessary information. We track samples submitted to our lab using the sample collection form, which should contain the same contact information used when purchasing testing here on our website. Please contact us or include a note with your order if you would like results sent to a different email address than used for payment.