Stop Powdery Mildew Before it Spreads

Powdery Mildew can create a mycelium network on cannabis plants before it sporolates and can be visually detected. The youPCR® Powdery Mildew Detection Assay can identify plants that are infected with powdery mildew before they show visual signs, so you can treat or remove infected plants before the fungus has a chance to produce spores that will infect neighboring plants.


Screen Incoming Clones

A single infected clone can spread powdery mildew through an entire grow, and because PM creates an invisible mycelium network before it sporolates, you can’t rely on visual inspections to protect your grow from outside contamination.

Check Mom Before Cutting New Clones

Screen mother plants before taking any cuttings and significantly reduce the likelihood that the dozens of clones derived from that mother contain powdery mildew.

Protect Grow Room with Periodic Screens

Periodic screenings of grow rooms or mother plants for powdery mildew can help identify infected plants before they produce the spores that cause the fungus to spread, so you can better manage this pest in your facility.

*All youPCR chemicals and reagents are manufactured in a facility certified to ISO 9001 standards.

Powered by youPCR®

The youPCR® Plant Screening Platform tests plant DNA obtained from a small hole punch in the leaf. If the DNA sample contains the target sequence, a chemical reaction will turn the pink solution yellow, indicating a positive result.

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Flexible and Scalable

All current and future youPCR tests can be run on either a 8-well miniPCR thermocycler or a standard 96-well thermocycler, which means your initial equipment purchase can be used for multiple applications. Customers should consider volume when choosing which equipment solution will work in their instance. Contact a Medicinal Genomics representative who can help determine the right solution for your situation.


MiniPCR Thermocycler

Best for Small Grows

Test 6 Samples Per Instrument Run

Contact Medicinal Genomics to acquire a discount coupon code that can be used when purchasing from the miniPCR website.


Standard Thermocycler

Best for Medium to Large Grows

Test 94 Samples Per Instrument Run

Any programmable 96-well thermocycler with a heated lid will work. qPCR detection is not required.

Labs Offering youPCR as a Service

If you would rather a skilled professional test your plants, the following labs offer youPCR products as a service.


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