PCR-Based Assays for the Identification of Fusarium spp. Originating from Wheat Grain


The species-specific PCR assays correctly identified pure cultures of Fusarium acuminatum (3 isolates), F. avenaceum (22 isolates), F. poae (13 isolates), and F. sporotrichioides (6 isolates) originated from Hungarian wheat grain.

The PCR-based assays described in this study can be used for the routine detection and identification of above-mentioned Fusaria without morphological determination.


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Koncz, Z., Magyar, D., Naár, Z. et al. PCR-Based Assays for the Identification of Fusarium spp. Originating from Wheat Grain. CEREAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS 36, 631–636 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1556/CRC.36.2008.4.12

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  • Fusarium acuminatum
  • F. avenaceum
  • F. poae
  • F. sporotrichioides
  • identification
  • PCR
  • species-specific primer
  • wheat grain