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The distribution of badnavirus-infected Musa germplasm from the International Transit Centre, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Geering, A.D.W. (2009) The distribution of badnavirus-infected Musa germplasm from the International Transit Centre, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Recent Advances in Banana Crop Protection for Sustainable Production and Improved Livelihoods. White River, South Africa, 10-14 September 2007. International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) No. 828, pp. 85-88.

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Abstract

Bioversity International is reviewing its moratorium on the distribution of virus-infected Musa germplasm from the International Transit Centre (ITC), and the ProMusa Crop Protection Working Group has been invited to comment on policy changes. This paper was written to form a basis of discussion among the working group members during the ISHS/ProMusa symposium. It argues that the distribution of Musa germplasm should be guided by the International Plant Protection Convention, which states that it is the responsibility of the importing country, not the exporter, to impose the phytosanitary measures. There may be special circumstances where the release of badnavirus-infected germplasm from the ITC could be justified.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:© International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS).
Keywords:Bananas; germplasm; import controls; plant pathogens; plant viruses; quarantine; virus indexing; badnavirus; banana mild mosaic virus; distribution of Musa germplasm.
Subjects:Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection > Inspection. Quarantine
Plant pests and diseases > Individual or types of plants or trees > Bananas
Deposited On:04 Feb 2010 06:26
Last Modified:23 Jun 2011 03:59

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