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EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 1999 Num. article: 1999/185

New FAO/IPGRI Technical guidelines for the safe movement of germplasm: Potato

A new FAO/IPGRI Technical guideline for the safe movement of germplasm is now available for potato. This guideline gives details on diseases which are likely to be transported by exchanges of potato germplasm. Information is given on symptoms, geographical distribution, significance, host range, transmission and treatments to be used in order to ensure safe movement of potato material. For example information is available on the following EPPO quarantine pests: potato spindle tuber viroid, potato Andean latent tymovirus, potato Andean mottle comovirus, Arracacha B nepovirus - oca strain, beet curly top curtovirus, potato T trichovirus, potato yellow dwarf nucleorhabdovirus, potato yellow vein disease, potato yellowing alfamovirus, tomato black ring nepovirus, tomato spotted wilt tospovirus, potato deforming mosaic disease, potato stolbur phytoplasma, potato purple-top wilt phytoplasma, Ralstonia solanacearum, Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus.

So far, FAO/IPBRI have published guidelines for 17 different crops: Allium spp. (published in 1997), cassava (1991), citrus (1991), cocoa (1989), coconut (1993), edible aroids (1989), Eucalyptus spp. (1996), grapevine (1991), legumes (1990), Musa spp. (2nd edition 1989), small fruits (1994), small-grain temperate cereals (1995), sugarcane (1993), stone fruits (1996), sweet potato (1989), vanilla (1991), yam (1989).
They can be obtained from:

Publications Office, IPGRI Headquarters
Via delle Sette Chiese 142
00145 Rome

A Web site on the Internet, also provides details on all FAO/IPGRI publications concerning germplasm health at the following address: http://www.cgiar.org/ipgri/publicat/quara.htm


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