Location: Application Technology ResearchTitle: Maintaining and ensuring plant health in seed germplasm collections: an applied plant pathology perspective
Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/2/2021
Publication Date: 4/2/2021
Citation: Testen, A.L. 2021. Maintaining and ensuring plant health in seed germplasm collections: an applied plant pathology perspective. Book Chapter. In: Volk GM (Ed.) Addressing pathology issues in plant genebanks.Available from https://colostate.pressbooks.pub/plantgenebankpathology/chapter/maintainingandensuringplanthealth/
Interpretive Summary: Educational/training resources are being developed for plant pathology topics related to plant genetic resources management and use. This is an ebook chapter that will be published in "Applications of plant pathology in genebank collections". This ebook chapter is publicly available at: https://colostate.pressbooks.pub/plantgenebankpathology/chapter/chapter-1/ These resources are designed by staff in the National Plant Germplasm System to help train the next generation of professionals who will work in plant germplasm collections.
Technical Abstract: Maintaining plant health is a critical aspect of plant germplasm preservation. Plant pathologists who work in seed banks play many roles to promote plant health. This chapter outlines phytosanitary concepts relevant to seedbank pathologists and provides an overview of addressing phytosanitary regulations through field inspections, seed health testing and seed treatments. Key principles of plant disease diagnosis and management relevant to seedbanks are introduced.