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EPPO Reporting Service no. 06 - 1999 Num. article: 1999/113

Advanced short course on : 'Use of BIO-PCR for detecting seed-borne bacteria' (Ankara, Turkey, 1999-11-17/24)

An advanced short course on : 'Use of BIO-PCR for detecting seed-borne bacteria' will take place in Ankara, Turkey, on 1999-11-17/24. The course is organized by the Plant Protection Central Research Institute of Ankara with the collaboration of USDA, ARS, NAA, Foreign Diseases and Weed Science Research Unit, Fort Detrick (USA) and Campbell Seed Technology, Davis (USA). The course will be hosted at the Campus of Agriculture in Ankara. The objective of the course is to provide and update knowledge of the major seed-borne bacterial diseases of important vegetable crops (potato, bean, tomato) in the Mediterranean region and to teach the use of BIO-PCR as a sensitive and routine method for detecting plant pathogenic bacteria in seeds (e.g. Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis, C. michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus, Ralstonia solanacearum, etc.). The course is intended for professionals with a university degree, working with diagnosis and seed testing of bacterial pathogens. The course will include lectures and laboratory work. It will be given in English. Registration fees are 350 USD.

Applications (with detailed curriculum vitae stating: degree, diplomas, experience, professional activities, language knowledge and reasons for applying to the course) must be submitted before 6 August 1999.

For more information contact:
Plant protection Central Research Institute
P.O. Box 49, 06172 Yenimahalle,
Tel: 90(312) 344 5994
Fax: 90(312) 315 1531
E-mail: meric_ozakman@ankara.tagem.gov.tf


EPPO Secretariat, 1999-06.