What is HLVd?
Hop Latent Viroid (HLVd) has become an ongoing concern for cultivators worldwide in the hemp and hops industries. It is a single-stranded, circular infectious RNA of 256 nucleotides.
Symptoms of HLVd include:
- brittle stems
- yellow leaves
- reduced flower/trichome mass
- decreased yield
Typically in the early growing stages, infected plants will appear asymptomatic. By the time HLVd infection can be visually identified, it has often already spread to many other plants in the crop.
Read more about the detection process in our exclusive infographic, "HLVd: How to Identify and Detect this Devestating Pathogen"
How Norgen Can Help Support You
- Open-platform compatibility: detection assays compatible with most commercially available real-time PCR systems with standard fluorescent channels (*see kit protocols for more details or contact us)
- Cost-effective solutions, whether you're a start-up laboratory or established testing provider
- Top-quality prodcts: Norgen Biotek has provided molecular testing solutions to the global community for over 20 years, with an ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified manufacturing facility
Whether you are running a commercial testing facility, are looking to start your own testing laboratory, or are performing plant pathogen research, Norgen offers a full workflow of products to take you from leaf punch to detection
Email one of our molecular detection experts today!