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Title: DP 18: Anguina spp.

item Skantar, Andrea
item PRIOR, THOMAS - Food And Environmental Research Agency
item FLEMING, COLIN - Agri-Food And Biosciences Institute

Submitted to: International Plant Protection Congress
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/1/2016
Publication Date: 4/3/2017
Citation: Skantar, A.M., Prior, T., Fleming, C. 2017. DP 18: Anguina spp. In: International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures IPSM 27, Diagnostic Protocols for Regulated Pests. Rome: Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). 34 pp.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is an international plant health agreement, established in 1952, that aims to protect cultivated and wild plants by preventing the introduction and spread of pests. International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) are the standards adopted by the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM), the governing body of the IPPC. This commission sets standards, guidelines, and recommendations that form the basis of phytosanitary measures applied by members of the World Trade Organization regarding matters of trade. New Diagnostic Protocols (DPs) are drafted by technical experts and subjected to review by the CPM. After an online comment period, a working group reviews and revises the draft protocol with suggestions for further modification. This new DP addresses the identification of seed gall nematodes of major economic or quarantine significance to agriculture throughout the world. The DP contains an overview of the genus Anguina and detailed descriptions for some of the most threatening species. A compilation of best practices needed for morphological and molecular diagnostics of these nematodes is included. This DP will be used by research scientists, diagnosticians, and regulatory agencies worldwide for identification and limiting the spread of seed gall nematodes.