Discovery of a new primer set for detection and quantification of in soils for ginseng cultivation

Korean ginseng is an important cash crop in Asian countries. However, plant yield is reduced by pathogens. Among the Ilyonectria radicicola-species complex, I. mors-panacis is responsible for root-rot and replant failure of ginseng in Asia. The development of new methods to reveal the existence of the pathogen before cultivation is started is essential. Therefore, a qRT-PCR method was developed to detect and quantify the pathogen in ginseng soils.