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Mobile Image Ratiometry for the Detection of Botrytis cinerea (Gray Mold)

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Mobile Platform Informatics (MPI) and Smartphone Informatics (SPI) methods like Mobile Image Ratiometry (MIR) are potentially transformative point-of-use instantaneous analysis tools that are useful across a variety of industries. In agriculture, MIR-compatible immuno test strips allow early detection of a number of biotic stressors before devastating crop losses occur. Here we describe a low-cost and easy-to-use Smartphone and/or tablet-based protocol (Mobile Assay Inc., www.mobileassay.com) for the detection and on-sight instantaneous analysis of B. cinerea, a fungus that causes significant damage to a variety of plants and flowers. Early detection and tracking of the B. cinerea fungus before the visible gray mold appears has the potential to increase agricultural productivity especially in the developing world.

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Cooper, D. Mobile Image Ratiometry for the Detection of Botrytis cinerea (Gray Mold). Nat Prec (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/npre.2012.6989.1

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Keywords

  • Mobileassay
  • Instantaneous Analysis
  • Mobile Platform Infomatics
  • Smartphone Informatics
  • Mobile Applications
  • biotic stressors
  • MIR

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