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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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ELISA, acronym for enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, a serological test which can also be used to detect vine pathogens. First used in plant pathology in the mid 1970s, the technique is now used routinely to determine the presence of a wide range of vine pathogens, and test kits are available commercially.


  1. Weber, E., Golino, D., and Rowhani, A., ‘Laboratory testing for grapevine diseases’, Practical Winery & Vineyard (Jan/Feb 2002), 13–27.