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DEVELOPMENT OF PRACTICAL TOOLS TO CHARACTERISE THE PHYTOPARASITIC NEMATODES MELOIDOGYNE CHITWOODI AND POSSIBLE RELATED SPECIES, RECENTLY DISCOVERED IN EUROPE

Objective



Background:

Meloidogyne chitwoodi is an important pest of potato crops in the USA. It was recently discovered in Europe.

The objectives are:

To develop modern diagnostic tests for M. Chitwoodi.

Short description of the project:
Will survey the potato lands of Europe, looking for quarantine organism M. chitwoodi and its close relatives (hapla, arenaria, javanica, incognita ). Will improve diagnostic techniques(classic and biotech), and give detailed reports on situation. In Washington USA M. chitwoodii has become widespread. Infected potatoes are
unsaleable and 70% of growers now use nematicide fumigants. It is localised in EUR, but seems to be spreading. Current diagnostics are not 100% certain, however.

Coordinator

I.N.R.A. - CENTRE DE RECHERCHE DE RENNES
Address
Domaine De La Motte-au-vicomte - B.p. 29
35650 Le Rheu
France

Participants (4)

CPRO - DLO - CENTRE FOR PLANT BREEDING AND REPRODUCTION RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg, 1 - P.o. Box 16
6700 AA Wageningen
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT EN COOPERATION
France
Address
B.p. 5035
34032 Montpellier
IPO - DLO - CENTRE FOR PLANT BREEDING AND REPRODUCTION RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
Binnenhaven, 5 - P.o. Box 9060
6700 GW Wageningen
Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI)
United Kingdom
Address
Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee