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Molecular Diagnostics
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Lievens, B., Van Baarlen, P., Verreth, C., Van Kerckhove, S., Rep, M. and Thomma, B. P. H. J. 2009. Evolutionary relationships between Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici and F. oxysporum f. sp. radicis-lycopersici isolates inferred from mating type, elongation factor-1α and exopolygalacturonase sequences. Mycol. Res. 113:1181-1191.

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Lievens, B., Houterman, P. M. and Rep, M. 2009. Effector gene screening allows unambiguous identification of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici races and discrimination from other formae speciales. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 300: 201-215.

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Van der Does, H. C., Lievens, B., Claes, L., Houterman, P. M., Cornelissen, B. J. C., and Rep, M. 2008. The presence of a virulence locus discriminates Fusarium oxysporum isolates causing tomato wilt from other isolates. Environ. Microbiol. 10: 1475-1485.

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Frans, I., Lievens, B., Heusdens, C., and Willems, K. 2008. Detection and identification of fish pathogens: what is the future? Israeli Journal of Aquaculture 60:211-227.

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Lievens, B., Rep, M., Thomma, B.P.H.J. 2008. Recent developments in the molecular discrimination of formae speciales of Fusarium oxysporum. Pest Management Science 64:781–788.

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Lievens, B., Claes, L., Vakalounakis, D.J., Vanachter, A.C.R.C., Thomma, B.P.H.J. 2007. A robust identification and detection assay to discriminate the cucumber pathogens Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cucumerinum and f. sp. radicis-cucumerinum. Environmental Microbiology 9: 2145–2161.

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Lievens, B., Claes, L., Vanachter, A.C.R.C., Krause, M.S., Cammue, B.P.A., Thomma, B.P.H.J. 2007. Assessing populations of a disease suppressive microorganism and plant pathogen using DNA arrays. Plant Science 172: 505-515.

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Lievens, B., Thomma, B.P.H.J. 2007. Quantification in multiplex format as a challenging goal for plant pathogen molecular diagnostic assays. Pest Technology 1: 17-26 (Invited review).

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Lievens, B., Claes, L., Vanachter, A.C.R.C., Cammue, B.P.A., Thomma, B.P.H.J. 2006. Detecting single nucleotide polymorphisms using DNA arrays for plant pathogen diagnosis. FEMS Microbiology Letters 255: 129-139.

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Lievens, B. 2006. Development of a DNA array for multiplex detection and quantification of plant pathogens. PhD thesis.

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Lievens, B., Brouwer, M., Vanachter, A.C.R.C., Cammue, B.P.A., Thomma, B.P.H.J. 2006. Real-time PCR for detection and quantification of fungal and oomycete tomato pathogens in plant and soil samples. Plant Science 171: 155-165.

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Lievens, B., Thomma, B. P. H. J. 2005. Recent developments in pathogen detection arrays: implications for fungal plant pathogens and use in practice. Phytopathology 95:1374-1380.

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Lievens, B., Grauwet, T. J. M. A., Cammue, B. P. A., Thomma., B. P. H. J. 2005. Recent developments in diagnostics of plant pathogens: a review. Recent Research Developments in Microbiology 9: 57-79.

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Lievens, B., Brouwer, M., Vanachter, A.C.R.C., Lévesque, C.A., Cammue, B.P.A., Thomma, B.P.H.J. 2005. Quantitative assessment of phytopathogenic fungi in various substrates using a DNA macroarray. Environmental Microbiology 7:1698-1710.

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Lievens, B., Hanssen, I.R.M., Vanachter, A.C.R.C., Cammue, B.P.A., Thomma, B.P.H.J. 2004. Root and foot rot on tomato caused by Phytophthora infestans detected in Belgium. Plant disease. 88: 86.

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Lievens, B., Brouwer, M., Vanachter, A. C. R. C., Cammue, B. P. A., Thomma, B.P.H.J. 2004. Horticulture becomes ‘high tech’. Multiplex detection and identification of plant pathogens by DNA arrays. ISHS Acta Horticulturae 698.

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Lievens, B., Brouwer, M., Cammue, B.P.A., De Ceuster, T.J.J., Vanachter, A.C.R.C., Thomma, B.P.H.J. 2003. Development of a DNA array for early detection and rapid identification of tomato vascular wilt pathogens. Communications in Applied Biological Sciences 68: 569-582

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Lievens, B., Brouwer, M., Vanachter, A.C.R.C., Lévesque, A.C., Cammue, B.P.A., Thomma, B.P.H.J. 2003. Design and development of a DNA array for rapid detection and identification of multiple tomato vascular wilt pathogens. FEMS Microbiology Letters 223: 113-122.

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Brouwer, M., Lievens, B., Van Hemelrijck, W., Van den Ackerveken, G., Cammue, B.P.A., Thomma, B.P.H.J. 2003. Quantifcation of disease progression of several microbial pathogens on Arabidopsis thaliana using real-time fluorescence PCR. FEMS Microbiology Letters 228: 241-248.