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
Publisher: International Potato Center (CIP)
Publication Date: February 16, 2010
Keywords: Meristem culture, NCM-ELISA, Thermotherapy, Virus elimination, Virus testing