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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: Segundo Fuentes, Segundo Fuentes

Subjects: Sweetpotato virus testing and elimination

Pages: 6

Publisher: International Potato Center (CIP)

Publication Date: September 13, 2010

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