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Guidelines for the 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.


Maize dwarf mosaic virus
Sugarcane mosaic virus
Maize chlorotic mottle virus
Pantoea stewartii
Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. nebraskensis
Acidovorax avenae subsp. avenae
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
Trogoderma granarium
Prostephanus truncatus
Heterodera zeae

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