Heterodera glycines, also known as soybean cyst nematode is a bisexual cyst-forming species. It invades the root and begin feeding on a group of cells which become modified into a multinucleate syncytium. In the field, there are three to five generations per year. In the absence of a host, contents of cysts may remain viable in soil for 6-8 years.
These characteristics make Heterodera glycines a major pest of soy beans in Asia and the USA. In North Carolina (USA), H. glycines is also a pest on Phaseolus vulgaris. In Japan, it interacts with the fungus Phialophora gregata on Vigna angularis. The nematodes can be controlled by the use of soil-applied nematicides or, more effectively, by nematicides in combination with long crop rotation and the use of resistant and susceptible cultivars in a flexible integrated plant production system.
To help manage this problem in 2016 ClearDetections launched his Real-Time PCR diagnostic kit for H. glycines. Based on the COI region and validated according to the EPPO standards it is a product that allows you clear, quick and specific diagnostic in the laboratory using Real-Time PCR technology.
Using our Real-Time PCR diagnostic kit for H. glycines will make you one step ahead to fight the soybean nematode pest.
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