The IPPC Secretariat and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) of the United Kingdom (UK) are co-organizing the first International Plant Health Conference (IPHC) that will be held in London, UK on 21 – 23 September 2022.
The objective of this conference is to provide a forum to discuss global scientific, technical and regulatory plant health issues in a conference setting and at the same time advocate for plant health and food security to the media and general public.
The IPPC Standards Committee (SC) in November 2019 agreed to include this message on the potential for false positive results:
The described PCR methods may produce positive test results with P. paracitricarpa and P. citriasiana. In the event of a positive PCR test result, culturing of the fungus and multi-locus sequencing as described in Guarnaccia et al. (2017) is needed in order to achieve reliable identification of P. citricarpa.
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