Harding, Michael


Development of a Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) Method to Detect the Potato Zebra Chip Pathogen ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ (Lso) and Differentiate Haplotypes A and B

Jiang et al. (2023). Plant Disease 107 (6)
“Liberibacter solanacearum”
‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ (Lso) is the causal agent of zebra chip of potato (Solanum tuberosum), which can significantly reduce potato yield. In this study, a loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) method for the detection of Lso haplotypes A and B was developed and evaluated. Two sets of LAMP primers named LAMP-A and LAMP-B were designed and tested for specificity and sensitivity. Both LAMP-A and LAMP-B were specific to Lso in in silico analysis using the Primer-Blast tool.