Wood Decay Diagnostic Research Project
The Wood Decay Diagnostic System is a state of the art, DNA-based,
multiplex PCR method that can detect and identify many important wood rot fungi
- Perenniporia fraxinea
Arborist News Article
This assay can identify decay agents in standing trees as well as from downed
trees. It will also detect multiple decay fungi in individual trees. Now you can
assess the situation before trouble strikes.
This approach will become the gold standard for detecting wood rot fungi and is
suitable for arborists, tree care professionals, property owners, and
Scientific Articles Describing the Assay Development:
Please see the links below for important information on sample collection, preparation, and shipping.
Shipping Wood Samples to UCB for Analysis
Tree Sampling Protocol
Sample Submission Form
Research Support Donation Form