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Research Project: Efficient and Effective Preservation and Management of Plant and Microbial Genetic Resource Collections

Location: Agricultural Genetic Resources Preservation Research

Title: International Treaty Affects Microbiology Research

item BOUNDY-MILLS, KYRIA - University Of California, Davis
item SMITH, DAVID - Centre For Agriculture & Biosciences International (CABI)
item MCCLUSKEY, KEVIN - Kansas State University
item Greene, Stephanie
item DUKE, CLIFFORD - Ecological Society Of America

Submitted to: Popular Publication
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/15/2017
Publication Date: 10/30/2017
Citation: Boundy-Mills, K., Smith, D., Mccluskey, K., Greene, S.L., Duke, C. 2017. International Treaty Affects Microbiology Research . Popular Publication. Fall, pages 82-85.

Interpretive Summary: N/A

Technical Abstract: The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity impacts microbial research in the United States. The Nagoya protocol has resulted in a growing network of regulations, agreements and contracts driven by the legislation of individual countries and affects both providers and users of genetic resources. Consequences for non compliance can be significant as examples from this article illustrate. Understanding what materials are involved and how to comply to regulations are key to successfully conducting microbial research and resources are provided tin this article to inform scientists.