Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

Potyvirus viral detection kit

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Summary of the technology

CSIC and the Universitat Politècnica de València have developed a method for the detection and
quantification of all species of the viral genus Potyvirus present in plant samples. The different species
of the genus Potyvirus cause losses of up to 90% of production in crops of high economic interest,
such as potato, maize or sugar cane. So far, the only way to identify that the crop was being attacked
by a virus of the genus Potyvirus was to make specific detections for each species of the genus. With
this new system it is possible to determine if in the samples coming from a culture there is presence of
one of the 148 known species of the genus Potyvirus or of some unknown variant of these species.

Companies in the agro-food sector interested in incorporating this kit for viral detection are being
An offer for Patent Licensing

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

Rapid, simultaneous and specific detection of the genus Potyvirus

The use of this viral detection kit, avoided losses caused in crops.
In cultures affected by species of the genus Potyvirus, there may be different species of Potyvirus, because several of them may be transmitted by the same vector. This new detection kit recognizes highly conserved regions of the viral genome by which it allows to identify the presence of any of the species belonging to this genus, described and not described, and represents, therefore, a very attractive tool for any company of the sector. It is a detection kit with a high specificity for the genus Potyvirus and is carried out in a fast and simultaneous way, reducing the costs of detection and possible losses caused by the Potyvirus. It is a kit of easy incorporation in companies of the sector, with a high sensitivity, specificity and capacity of sampling in a very reduced time.)

Main innovations and advantages

· Simultaneous detection of the 148 known species of the genusPotyvirus and of the possible variants not yet identified.
· Method with high specificity and sensitivity.
· It reduces the time and economic cost of current virus detectionmethods in samples.
· Kit easy to incorporate by companies of the agri-food sector.
· It avoids the economic costs caused by losses in crops where false

Intellectual property status

Granted Patent
PCT patent application filed

Granted Patent
PCT patent application filed

Technology Owner

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  • Plant and animal health
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