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Health status testing and virus elimination in sweetpotato – OP18

Virus elimination will be carried out in all materials maintained or generated at CIP, and prior to its distribution. The virus elimination technique is based on thermotherapy and meristem culture. Clones, which have tested negative to all known pathogens, using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay on nitrocellulose membranes (NCM-ELISA) and the indicator plant Ipomoea setosa test, can be distributed internationally.

Authors: International Potato Center , International Potato Center

Contributors: Margaret McEwan, Margaret McEwan

Subjects: Sweetpotato virus cleaning and elimination

Pages: 3

Publisher: International Potato Center (CIP)

Publication Date: February 16, 2010

Keywords: Meristem culture, NCM-ELISA, Thermotherapy, Virus elimination, Virus testing