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EPPO Reporting Service no. 10 - 1999 Num. article: 1999/149

Meeting on methods for the identification of the nematodes Meloidogyne chitwoodi and M. fallax

A meeting will take place in Paris on 11 February 2000 on Methods for the identification of the nematodes Meloidogyne chitwoodi and M. fallax (both EPPO A2 quarantine pests). The meeting will be held in the offices of the Ministry of Agriculture, 251, rue de Vaugirard, 75732 Paris.

After four years of a collaborative research project funded by the European Union, the co-operating scientists will present their results on the different elements of the project. Several identification methods have been developed and these methods have been used to analyse European populations of these two related Meloidogyne species.
A relatively informal meeting will give an outline of the overall project and then present information on:

* biochemical methods (isoenzymes et protein electrophoresis)
* molecular methods (mitochondrial, SCAR, ITS-RFLP, satellite DNA)
* biological methods (differential host plants)
* resistance of host plants (Solanaceae and Brassicaceae) and variability of populations

The meeting will be of interest to representatives of the NPPOs of EPPO member countries who have the responsibility for detecting and identifying suspected quarantine nematodes in imported consignments, and for surveying their territories for the presence or distribution of these Meloidogyne species.

For further information, contact:
Dr. Didier Mugniéry,
Laboratoire de Zoologie, INRA, 35653 Le Rheu Cedex, France.
Fax:+33 (0)
Tel : +33 (0)
E-mail: mugniery@rennes.inra.fr


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