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Establishing the prevalence of Phytophthora spp. on plant material imports to NZ
Establishing the utility of digital droplet PCR for oomycete pathogen detection and quantification for border inspections.
Adaptation of existing molecular diagnostic assays for increased detection sensitivity and higher throughput analysis
Key end users/stakeholders
Implementation: Proof of concept for a new diagnostic and understanding biosecurity risk through the plant pathway. Implementation is through renewed B3 (or other) investment and potentially through MPI Border Clearance (mail & cargo).