THE DISTRIBUTION OF BADNAVIRUS-INFECTED MUSA GERMPLASM FROM THE INTERNATIONAL TRANSIT CENTRE, KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN, BELGIUM
Bioversity International is reviewing its moratorium on the distribution of virus-infected Musa germplasm from the International Transit Centre (ITC), and the ProMusa Crop Protection Working Group has been invited to comment on policy changes. This paper was written to form a basis of discussion among the working group members during the ISHS/ProMusa symposium. It argues that the distribution of Musa germplasm should be guided by the International Plant Protection Convention, which states that it is the responsibility of the importing country, not the exporter, to impose the phytosanitary measures. There may be special circumstances where the release of badnavirus-infected germplasm from the ITC could be justified.
Geering, A.D.W. (2009). THE DISTRIBUTION OF BADNAVIRUS-INFECTED MUSA GERMPLASM FROM THE INTERNATIONAL TRANSIT CENTRE, KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN, BELGIUM. Acta Hortic. 828, 85-88
virus indexing, badnavirus, Banana mild mosaic virus, distribution of Musa germplasm