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Standard test kits incorporating novel antibody fusion proteins to detect harmful viruses.

Objective

Test kits based on novel antibody fusion proteins (AFP) will be produced for the rapid, reliable and harmonised detection of three plant viruses of statutory or quarantine importance within the European Union. The AFP wete obtained by recombinant DNA methods, and large quantities will be produced in vitro using heterologous expression systems. They will be incorporated into prototype self-contained test kits. The composition of the kits will be optimised for stability and robustness. AFP test kits will be provided to national testing services and agencies for validation. The results will be widely disseminated at meetings and in journals of appropriate scientific societies, plant health agencies, growers and trade organisations.

Funding Scheme

DEM - Demonstration contracts

Coordinator

Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI)
Address
Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee
United Kingdom

Participants (4)

AACHEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Germany
Address
Worringerweg, 1
52074 Aachen
BIO RAD S.A.
France
Address
Bd. R. Poincare 3
92430 Marnes La Coquette
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
Address
11,Nussdorfer Lande 11
1190 Wien
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
10,Binnenhaven 10
6700 ES Wageningen