EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 1995 Num. article: 1995/99

ELISA detection of potato T capillovirus

An ELISA test, using two monoclonal antibodies has been developed in UK and is highly specific for potato T capillovirus (EPPO A1 quarantine pest). The authors concluded that this is a simple, inexpensive, rapid detection method for PVT in plant material. They also noted that large scale field testing of this system is currently being done at the International Potato Centre in Peru.


Vernon-Shirley, M.L.; Burns, R.; George, E.L.; Hoadley, M.E. (1993)
A simple assay system incorporating monoclonal antibodies for the detection of potato virus T.
Potato Research, 36 (2), 83-88.