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Guidelines for Safe Transfer of Pearl Millet Germplasm

Contributors to this page: ICRISAT, Patancheru, India (RP Thakur, AG Girish, VP Rao).

Technical Guidelines for the Safe Transfer of Germplasm and the Protection of CGIAR Germplasm Banks

Pathogens of quarantine significance of pearl millet tested by the Germplasm Health Laboratory of ICRISAT
Pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.]

 Bacteria
 Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae van Hall.
 Xanthomonas campestris (Pammel) Dowson
 Xanthomonas vasicola pv. holcicola (Elliott).
 Fungi
 Bipolaris setariae (Saw.) Shoem.
 Claviceps fusiformis Loveless
 Moesziomyces penicillariae (Bref.) Vanky.
 Pyricularia grisea (Cke.) Sacc.
 Sclerospora graminicola (Sacc.) Schroet.
 Insects
 Plodia interpunctella Hubner.
 Prostephanus truncatus Horn.
 Sitotroga cerealella Olivier
 Tribolium castaneum Herbst.

The Genebanks

The 11 CGIAR genebanks currently conserve 730,000 of cereals and grain legumes, forage crops, tree species, root and tuber crops, bananas and crop wild relatives.

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