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Coordination of Research on Peanut Stripe Virus
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International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
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Groundnuts | ELISA | yield losses | Quarantine | viruses | genotypes | Legumes | Cowpeas | Food crops | Enzymes




Dr Faris described how peanut stripe virus disease had first been detected in the USA in groundnut crops grown from seed imported from Asia. Surveys carried out in East Asia by ICRISAT, the Peanut CRSP, and ACIAR had confirmed the presence of the disease in several countries of Southeast Asia. The disease is apparently of economic significance, and because the virus is  eed-transmitted it is of considerable importance for plant quarantine. The situation led to this meeting of representatives from different national, regional, and international organizations concerned with research on groundnut diseases and with plant quarantine. They plan to review the situation and work out strategies to contain the spread of the disease and control it where it is already established. Dr Faris emphasized the need for effective international cooperation to devise research plans to meet these objectives and obtain the necessary funding.



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