EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 2009 Num. article: 2009/184

QBOL: a new EU project focusing on DNA barcoding of quarantine organisms

A new EU funded project (QBOL) was recently initiated on DNA barcoding of important plant pests. An international consortium, coordinated by Dr. Peter Bonants from the Plant Research International (Wageningen, NL), will collect DNA barcodes from many plant quarantine organisms, store these sequences in a database accessible via Internet, develop a DNA bank, and train end-users. All these activities should help National Plant Protection Services to perform correct identification and detection of quarantine organisms. Persons interested in collaborating with the consortium are invited to contact the coordinator.

Project full title: Development of a new diagnostic tool using DNA barcoding to identify quarantine organisms in support of plant health.

Project website: www.QBOL.org

Dr. PJM Bonants
Plant Research International BV
Business Unit Biointeractions & Plant Health
6700 AB Wageningen, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 317 480649
Mob: +31 6 10895161
Fax: +31 317 418094
E-mail: peter.bonants@wur.nl
Internet: www.pri.wur.nl


Personal communication with Dr P Bonants, Plant Research International BV, Wageningen (NL), 2009-09.