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Guidelines for Safe Transfer of Maize Germplasm

Contributors to this page: CIMMYT, Mexico (Etienne Duveiller, Monica Mezzalama, Eloise Phipps, Thomas Payne, Jesper Norgaard), Independent consultant (Jesse Dubin): IITA, Nigeria (M. Ayodele, L. Kumar).

Technical Guidelines for the Safe Transfer of Germplasm and the Protection of CGIAR Germplasm Banks

Pathogens of quarantine significance of wheat tested by the Seed Health Laboratory of CIMMYT and IITA.

Viruses

Maize dwarf mosaic virus
Sugarcane mosaic virus
Maize chlorotic mottle virus
Bacteria
Pantoea stewartii
Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. nebraskensis
Acidovorax avenae subsp. avenae
Fungi
Acremonium maydis
Claviceps gigantea
Cochliobolus heterostrophus
Gibberella moniliformis
Gibberella zeae
Glomerella graminicola
Khuskia oryzae
Peronosclerospora maydis
Peronosclerospora philippinensis
Peronosclerospora sacchari
Peronosclerospora sorghi
Sclerophthora rayssiae var. zeae
Setosphaeria turcica
Stenocarpella spp.
Ustilago maydis
Insects
Trogoderma granarium
Prostephanus truncatus
Nematodes
Heterodera zeae

The Genebanks

The 11 CGIAR genebanks currently conserve 730,000 of cereals and grain legumes, forage crops, tree species, root and tuber crops, bananas and crop wild relatives.

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