7. Molecular Markers for Plant Biosecurity

  1. Robert J. Henry
  1. Andrew D. W. Geering

Published Online: 10 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118473023.ch7

Molecular Markers in Plants

Molecular Markers in Plants

How to Cite

Geering, A. D. W. (2012) Molecular Markers for Plant Biosecurity, in Molecular Markers in Plants (ed R. J. Henry), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118473023.ch7

Editor Information

  1. Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Author Information

  1. Cooperative Research Centre for National Plant Biosecurity and the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, The University of Queensland, Ecosciences Precinct, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 OCT 2012
  2. Published Print: 3 DEC 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470959510

Online ISBN: 9781118473023



  • molecular markers for plant biosecurity;
  • new molecular technologies in pathogen detection;
  • plant pathogens/DNA-based, using NGS;
  • present—PCR and DNA barcoding, PCR and disease detection;
  • ITS selection as DNA barcode, an acknowledged compromise;
  • bacteria, and DNA barcoding, MLSA/DNA recombination detection;
  • DNA barcoding for viruses, and no universal PCR primer sites;
  • next-generation, Roche 454 and Illumina in pathogen detection;
  • viral metagenomic, viral sequences not of an endogenous nature;
  • pathogens, and DNA markers using NGS


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Present—PCR for Specific Diagnosis and for DNA Barcoding

  • The Future—Next-Generation Sequencing Methods to Revolutionize Plant Quarantine Diagnostics

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References