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Development of a new diagnostic tool using DNA barcoding to identify quarantine organisms in support of plant health

Development of a new diagnostic tool using DNA barcoding to identify quarantine organisms in support of plant health

Objective

Development of accurate identification tools for plant pathogens and pests is vital to support European Plant Health Policies. For this project Council Directive 2000/29/EC is important, listing some 275 organisms for which protective measures against introduction into and their spread within the Community needs to be taken. Those threats are now greater than ever because of the increases in the volumes, commodity types and origins of trade, the introduction of new crops, the continued expansion of the EU and the impact of climate change. Currently identifying pathogens (in particular new emerging diseases) requires a staff with specialised skills in all disciplines (mycology, bacteriology, etc.); which is only possible within big centralised laboratory facilities. Taxonomy, phytopathology and other fields which are vital for sustaining sound public policy on phytosanitary issues are threatened with extinction. Modern molecular identification/detection techniques may tackle the decline in skills since they often require much less specialist skills to perform, are more amenable for routine purposes and can be used for a whole range of different target organisms. Recently DNA barcoding has arisen as a robust and standardised approach to species identification. QBOL wants now to make DNA barcoding available for plant health diagnostics and to focus on strengthening the link between traditional and molecular taxonomy as a sustainable diagnostic resource. Within QBOL collections harbouring plantpathogenic Q-organisms will be made available. Informative genes from selected species on the EU Directive and EPPO lists will be DNA barcoded from vouchered specimens. The sequences, together with taxonomic features, will be included in a new internet-based database system. A validation procedure on developed protocols and the database will be undertaken across worldwide partners to ensure robustness of procedures for use in a distributed network of laboratories across Europe
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Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Address

Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 Pb Wageningen

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 564 916

Administrative Contact

Peter Bonants (Dr.)

Participants (20)

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THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 390 000

VLAAMSE GEWEST

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 210 000

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 210 800

EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 345 664

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 340 060

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 170 000

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 169 960

KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 305 000

CENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE LA PAPA

Peru

EU Contribution

€ 110 753

NEDERLANDSE VOEDSEL EN WARENAUTORITEIT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 65 075

NACIONALNI INSTITUT ZA BIOLOGIJO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 14 934

Státní rostlinolékařská správa

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 12 206

MINISTERE DE L AGRICULTURE DE L AGROALIMENTAIRE ET DE LA FORET

France

CHINESE ACADEMY OF INSPECTION & QUARANTINE

China

EU Contribution

€ 14 400

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY

New Zealand

EMPRESA BRASILEIRA DE PESQUISA AGROPECUARIA EMBRAPA

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 12 825

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 13 800

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 14 400

STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 11 640

AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA SECURITE SANITAIRE DE L ALIMENTATION DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DU TRAVAIL

France

EU Contribution

€ 15 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 226482

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    21 March 2009

  • End date

    20 September 2012

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 142 713,73

  • EU contribution

    € 2 991 433

Coordinated by:

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands