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Using Ultraviolet Light as a Way to Control Powdery Mildew

October 27, 2020

Somchai Rice 

It’s been a weird year.  I spent some time in the field of virology, specifically in the detection of viral diseases in production animal medicine, using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) before I started graduate school.  When I finished my work, I always cleaned my workspace in the hood with an RNase cleaner followed by ultraviolet (UV) light.  When I read an article about how researchers are using UV light to control powdery mildew in the vineyard, a light bulb went off.