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Improved diagnostic tools for the certification of strawberry propagation material

Objective

Viruses form a major threat to the strawberry industry, causing severe economic losses. Rapid and simple methods for the detection of the major aphid-borne strawberry viruses are absent due to problems with the purification of these viruses from plant material. Control of the quarantine viruses is difficult and relies completely on the use of virus-free planting material. Methods based on the detection of viral nucleic acid offer an alternative for the expensive and time-consuming biological indexing procedures currently used. The objectives of this proposal are the development of rapid, robust, sensitive and standardised methods for the detection of the major viruses infecting strawberry by the certification and quarantine services within the EU and in the CEEC.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

PLANT RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL B.V.
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 1
Wageningen
Netherlands

Participants (5)

CENTRO ATTIVITA VIVAISTICHE
Italy
Address
Via Tebano, 144
48018 Faenza
FEDERAL BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTRE FOR AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY (BBA)
Germany
Address
101,Schwabenheimer Strasse 101
69221 Dossenheim
INSTITUTE OF PLANT MOLECULAR BIOLOGY - ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Czechia
Address
Branisovska 31
370 05 Ceske Budejovice
INSTITUTE OF POMOLOGY AND FLORICULTURE
Poland
Address
Pomologiczna 18
96 100 Skierniewice
RESEARCH AND BREEDING INSTITUTE OF POMOLOGY HOLOVOUSY LTD.
Czechia
Address
Holovousy 1
508 01 Horice