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Research Project: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Enhanced Sugar Beet Germplasm

Location: Soil Management and Sugarbeet Research

Title: United States Culture Collection Network: 2015 Meeting report and call to action

item MCCLUSKY, KEVIN - Kansas State University
item ALVAREZ, ANNE - University Of Hawaii
item BENNETT, RICK - University Of Kentucky
item BOKATI, DEEPAK - Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc
item BOUNDY-MILLS, KYRIA - University Of California
item BROWN, DANIEL - University Of Florida
item BULL, CAROLEE - Pennsylvania State University
item COFFEY, MICHAEL - University Of California
item DREADEN, TYLER - Us Forest Service (FS)
item DUKE, CLIFFORD - Ecological Society Of America
item DYE, GREG - Duke University
item EHMKE, ERIN - Duke University
item EVERSOLE, KELLYE - Eversole Associates
item FENTSTERMACHER, KRISTI - Pennsylvania State University
item GEISER, DAVID - Pennsylvania State University
item GLAESER, JESSIE - Us Forest Service (FS)
item Greene, Stephanie
item GRIBBLE, LISA - Sandia National Laboratory
item GRIFFITH, M - Montgomery Botanical Center
item HANSER, KATHRYN - North Carolina State University
item Humber, Richard
item JOHNSON, BARBARA - Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) - United States
item KERMODE, ANTHONY - Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau International (CABI)
item KRICHEVSKY, MICHAH - Bionomics International
item LAUDON, MATT - University Of Minnesota
item LEACH, JAN - Colorado State University
item LESLIE, JOHN - Kansas State University
item MAY, MEGHAN - University Of New England
item MELCHER, ULRICH - Oklahoma State University
item NOBLES, DAVID - University Of Texas
item FONSECA, NATALIA - Universidade Federal De Vicosa
item ROBINSON, SARA - Oregon State University
item RYAN, MATTHEW - University Of Toronto
item SCOTT, JAMES - Bionomics International
item SILFLOW, CAROLYN - University Of Toronto
item VIDAVER, ANNE - Colorado State University
item Webb, Kimberly
item WERTZ, JOHN - University Of Nebraska
item YENTSCH, SARA - Yale University
item ZEHR, SARAH - Duke University

Submitted to: Phytopathology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/4/2016
Publication Date: 6/1/2016
Citation: Mcclusky, K., Alvarez, A., Bennett, R., Bokati, D., Boundy-Mills, K., Brown, D., Bull, C., Coffey, M., Dreaden, T., Duke, C., Dye, G., Ehmke, E., Eversole, K., Fentstermacher, K., Geiser, D., Glaeser, J.A., Greene, S.L., Gribble, L., Griffith, M.P., Hanser, K., Humber, R.A., Johnson, B.W., Kermode, A., Krichevsky, M., Laudon, M., Leach, J., Leslie, J., May, M., Melcher, U., Nobles, D., Fonseca, N., Robinson, S., Ryan, M., Scott, J., Silflow, C., Vidaver, A., Webb, K.M., Wertz, J., Yentsch, S., Zehr, S. 2016. United States Culture Collection Network: 2015 Meeting report and call to action. Phytopathology. Phytopathology 106(6): 532-540. doi:10.1094/PHYTO-02-16-0074-RVW.

Interpretive Summary: Logistic issues can make collection preservation difficult. Within the United States, permitting for interstate movements is perhaps the most significant. Permit requirements differ depending on the types of material being moved. For wild-type, classical, or molecular genetic mutants of non-plant pathogen strains, no permits are normally required (for example, yeast for research, baking, or brewing). Wild type and classical mutant plant pathogen strains require prior approval of the USDA APHIS (PPQ526), while movements of mutant plant pathogen strains generated by molecular technology require specific strain-by-strain permits from the USDA Biotechnology Regulatory Service in addition to PPQ526 permits. In many cases it is easier to reconstruct a mutant strain than to obtain necessary permits, although this may lead to proliferation of diverse strain lineages, complicating direct comparison and challenging reproducibility. Regardless of permit requirements, guidelines for shipping perishable material established by the International Air Transport Authority need to be observed.

Technical Abstract: Continuing the progress established through their collaborative activities, a group of culture collection scientists and stakeholders met at the US Department of Agriculture National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation in Fort Collins, Colorado to discuss the fate of endangered and orphaned collections. The meeting built upon success in establishing off-site backups with the USDA-ARS and promoted the value of preserving historical collections, both formal distributing collections as well as research collections with significant holdings. Among the former, the US National Science Foundation-supported genetic stock centers as well as university and government supported repositories have established off-site backups at the NCGRP. Facing the retirement of several pioneering researchers, the community discussed the value of preserving personal research collections and agreed that a mechanism to preserve these valuable collections was essential to any future plant-microbe culture collection system.