Deposit of newly described virus species in culture collections is not mandatory, but for the scientific community it is essential that they are preserved and permanently available. Deposited strains are widely used as reference in comparative studies, cited in scientific literature and applied to international test procedures.
Plant virologists are kindly ask to provide us with infectious material and a maintenance protocol of new virus species, so that they can be propagated and maintained in our collection and finally be made available for the scientific community worldwide. The accurate description of the isolate history in our public database will be a matter of course.
Please review your legal situation with regards to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Nagoya Protocol BEFORE beginning the deposit process.