Deactivation of oospores of Phytophthora Taxon Agathis - Phase 2
To validate research done by Dick & Kimberley (2013) oospore deactivation study. Assess the effectiveness of oospore deactivation by heating.
Heating contaminated materials above 50C for prolonged periods will substantially reduce the risk of spreading PA. Oospores that are cultured in the lab need careful consideration for extrapolation to naturally contaminated soil, water and plant material. q.PCR is not recommended as a method to infer oospore viability.