QBOL - Barcoding as a new tool for identification of quarantine nematodes and their close relatives

S. Kiewnick, M.H.M. Holterman, J. Helder, J.E. Frey

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Abstract

Identification of quarantine plant pests needs to be fast and accurate to enable timely plant protection measures. False diagnostics could cause serious financial losses for trade and producers. Genetically based diagnostics is a reliable alternative to the classical identification generally based on morphological features requiring expert taxonomic skills. Genetic diagnostics through the use of DNA-barcodes, stretches of DNA that contain taxonspecific information, can be performed by any skilled lab-worker. The European Union 7th Framework project QBOL: “Development of a new diagnostic tool using DNA barcoding to identify quarantine organisms in support of plant health” aims to establish DNA-barcodes for all European quarantine organisms and their close relatives, including plant parasitic nematodes. For quarantine nematodes, several gene regions such as COI, COII, SSU, LSU and RNA polymerase subunit II are being evaluated for their barcoding potential. The results and protocols will be made available through a database, Q-bank, freely accessible to all interested users. For each group of quarantine organisms, a consortium of curators will ensure that data incorporated into Q-bank are confirmed for correctness and linked to specimen in reference collections
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the APS-IPPC Joint Meeting Abstracts of Presentations, 06-10 August 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii
PagesS90-S90
Volume101
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventAnnual meeting of the American Phytopathological Society APS-IPPC, Honolulu, Hawaii -
Duration: 6 Aug 201110 Aug 2011

Conference

ConferenceAnnual meeting of the American Phytopathological Society APS-IPPC, Honolulu, Hawaii
Period6/08/1110/08/11

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    Kiewnick, S., Holterman, M. H. M., Helder, J., & Frey, J. E. (2011). QBOL - Barcoding as a new tool for identification of quarantine nematodes and their close relatives. In Proceedings of the APS-IPPC Joint Meeting Abstracts of Presentations, 06-10 August 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii (Vol. 101, pp. S90-S90)