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International Seed Testing Association SHC Workshop at Bangalore, India

ISTA SHC Workshop: Seed Health Methods using PCR, ELISA, dilution plating and indexing methods

Date: 20.11.2018 to 23.11.2018
Location: Bangalore, India

ISTA Seed Health Committee and Indo American Hybrid Seeds(India)Pvt., Bangalore are looking forward to hosting you at the "ISTA SHC Workshop: Seed Health Methods using PCR, ELISA, dilution plating and indexing methods" in the Seed Laboratory IN07.

Dr. G. V. Jagadish - Head and Member, ISTA Vigour Committee
Dr. Devaraja Achar - Head, Biotechnology and Member, ISTA Advanced Technology Committee
Dr. B. Mahesh - Pathologist- Seed Health laboratory

Indo-American Hybrid Seeds (India)Pvt.Ltd.
7th km, Banashankari-Kengeri Link Road,Kengeri Hobli, Channasandra
Rajarajeshwari Nagar Post
Bengaluru-560 098, India

Valerie Grimault - Chair of ISTA Seed Health Committee, specialized on phytopathology, France
Thomas Baldwin, specialized on PCR, France
Corinne Sarniguet, specialized on nematodes, France
Fadhilah Siti, specialist of Aphelenchoides, Indonesia

Aim of the workshop:
This workshop will provide an overview of Seed Health Testing Methods and detection of seed-borne bacterial,viral and nematode pests which are very relevant for seed trade in the field and vegetable crops seed industry in India & other countries.
It will be focused on Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris on Brassica spp., Clavibacter michiganensis and Tobamoviruses on tomato, Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus CGMMV cucumber and Aphelenchoides on rice.
Methods covered will be dilution plating, ELISA, SE-PCR and PCR on isolates and morphological identification.

Language: English (slides and presentations)

Target group: The workshop is aimed for Seed Analysts and Quality managers of seed companies and seed trade officials and plant quarantine department of the private and Government officials, Seed Scientists in the Government Institutions and Agricultural Universities.

Seed Laboratory IN07
Indo-American Hybrid Seeds (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India

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