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The Centre has a consultancy processing cell to effectively transfer technologies on commercial basis as per the Johl’s committee recommendations. In addition the centre provides contract services for virus testing and genetic fidelity testing for tissue culture raised plants.
Name of the consultancy project Testing Fees Scientist Involved
Genetic fidelity testing Rs.1500 + Service Tax (as applicable) for 10 samples Dr.M.S.Saraswathi
Virus indexing on tissue culture Banana Details given below Dr.R.Selvarajan
Test used for testing Virus tested Cost per test and number of sample per test
PCR BSV, BBTV Rs 200/-
NASH (Dot blot) BBrMV Rs 18000/96 samples
CMV Rs 18000/96 samples
BSV Rs 18000/96 samples
RT PCR BBrMV Rs. 300/- per sample
CMV Rs. 300/- per sample
DAC-ELISA / DIBA CMV Rs 50/- per sample
  • BBTV: Banana Bunchy top virus
  • BBrMV: Banana Bract Mosaic virus
  • BSV: Banana streak virus
  • CMV: Cucumber mosaic virus
Except for NASH test, any number of samples can be sent for testing.
Regarding accuracy and reliability PCR and NASH are more reliable than immuno tests.
Samples can be sent along with DD drawn in favour of "ICAR Unit- NRCB", payable at Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu for testing. We take three working days for the results. Results will be sent in mail as well as hard copies.

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