Tests Available On Grapevine

Full-Service Plant Disease Diagnostics & Variety Identification By DNA Fingerprinting

CSP Labs provides both plant pathology and variety identification services for Grapevine and many other crops.

Variety Fingerprinting

We offer variety identification (variety fingerprinting) services for several crops. Our lab is able to create a reference genetic fingerprint of your material (seed or plant), store it in our database, and run comparisons to that reference as you submit subsequent samples for analysis. We have high throughput equipment including automated liquid handles for DNA extraction, Hydro cyclers for PCR and 96 capillary electrophoresis for fragment analysis. For Grapevine testing our lab uses SSR (simple sequence repeat) by capillary electrophoresis.

We also support many other crops and analysis types, such as SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) genotyping. Depending on the type of material (i.e. which crop, whether it’s seed or plant tissue, etc.), we select the appropriate technology to perform analysis. Our lab is equipped to perform either capillary electrophoresis (CE), Taqman genotyping, or Kompetitive Allele Specific PCR (KASP) techniques. We are able to adapt to customer requirements if a one technology is preferred over another.

Pathology Services

Our plant health lab provides fast diagnosis of plant diseases to help farm and nursery managers take corrective steps as quickly as possible. Our pathologists are happy to talk to you to learn more about what you’re seeing in the field or if you need input on developing a quality control program. Our customers include nurseries, growers, and consultants.

Testing With CSP Labs

We accept symptomatic and asymptomatic plant tissue and have the necessary permits for you to ship the tissue to our lab. We encourage our customers to discuss their needs with a specialist on our team so we can help you sample if necessary. You’ll be notified when your samples have arrived and when your results are available.

Available Tests

The methods that are applied and the target pathogens are highly dependent on your requirements and the sample. For crops like grapevines or strawberries there are some pathogens that we look for routinely. For these we offer our MultiScan which is a test panel to find those routine pathogens.

MultiScan by PCR
Grapevine leaf roll associated virus 1 – GLRaV1
Grapevine leaf roll associated virus 2 – GLRaV2
Grapevine leaf roll associated virus 3 – GLRaV3
Grapevine leaf roll associated virus 4 – GLRaV4
Grapevine leaf roll associated virus 5 – GLRaV5
Grapevine leaf roll associated virus 6 – GLRaV6
Grapevine leaf roll associated virus 7 – GLRaV7
Grapevine leaf roll associated virus 9 – GLRaV9
Grapevine leaf roll associated virus 10 – GLRaV10
Grapevine leaf roll associated virus 11 – GLRaV11
Grapevine leafroll associated virus 4 – carnelian
Grapevine leaf roll 2 red globe – GLRaV2-RG strain
Grapevine rupestris stem pitting virus – GRSPV
Grapevine fleck virus – GFkV
Grapevine fan leaf virus – GFLV
Grapevine yellow vein virus – GYVV (Tomato ringspot virus)
Grapevine vitivirus A – GVA
Grapevine vitivirus B – GVB
Grapevine vitivirus D – GVD
Grapevine vitivirus E – GVE
Grapevine vitivirus F – GVF
Grapevine syrah virus 1 – GSyV1
Rupestris stem pitting associated virus syrah strain – RSPaV -Sy
Grapevine pinot gris virus – GPGV
Grapevine red blotch associated virus – GRBaV
Arabis mosaic virus – ArMV
Tobacco ring spot virus – TRSV
Xylella fastidiosa – Xf (Pierce’s disease)
Phytoplasma – MLO

MultiScan by Culture
Elsinoe ampelina – Anthracnose
Guignardia bidwellii – Black rot
Armillaria mellea – Armillaria root rot
Cylindrocarpon/ Ilyonectria spp – Black foot disease
Campylocarpon spp. – Black foot disease
Cylindrocladiella spp. – Black foot disease
Botryosphaeria, Diplodia, Dothiorella, Lasiodiplodia, Neofusicoccum, Spencermartinsia, Sphaeropsis spp. – Botryosphaeria Dieback
Botrytis cinerea – Bunch rot and Blight
Rosellinia necatrix – Dematophora Root Rot
Plasmopara viticola – Downy mildew
Phaeomoniella chlamydosporum (and Pa. aleophilum; Teleomorph Togninia minima) – Petri Disease (Esca)
Eutypa lata (and spp.) – Eutypa Dieback
Phomopsis viticola – Cane and Leaf spot
Phymatotrichopsis omnivorum – Phymatotrichopsis root rot
Phytophthora spp. – Crown and Root rot
Colletotrichum gloeosporioides – Ripe Rot
Pseudopezicula tracheiphila – Angular leaf scorch (Rotbrenner, red fire)
Verticillium dahliae
Xylophilus ampelinus – Bacterial blight
Agrobacterium vitis – Crown gall

Please call us if a test of your interest is not listed above.