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EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 1998 Num. article: 1998/21

FAO/IPGRI Technical guidelines for the safe movement of germplasm

FAO and IPGRI (International Plant Genetic Resources Institute, previously IBPGR) are publishing booklets containing technical guidelines for the safe movement of germplasm for several plant species. These guidelines give details on diseases and some insects which are likely to be transported by exchanges of germplasm. Information is given on symptoms, geographical distribution, significance, host range, transmission and treatments to be used in order to ensure safe movement of planting material of these crops. So far, FAO/IPBRI have published guidelines for 16 different crops: cassava (published in 1991), citrus (1991), cocoa (1989), coconut (1993), edible aroids (1989), Eucalyptus spp. (1996), grapevine (1991), legumes (1990), Musa spp. (2nd edition 1989), small fruit (1994), small-grain temperate cereals (1995), sugarcane (1993), stone fruit (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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