Systematics of Plant Viruses

The collection of the Plant Virus Department currently comprises about 1600 comprehensively characterized virus isolates and antisera. This collection is constantly being expanded to meet the demand and requirements of our customers. In particular, newly emerging viruses are included and innovative test reagents and protocols are developed. This helps to ensure reliable routine testing and makes an important contribution to securing yields and overall plant health.


Current research projects:

Yellowing viruses of sugarbeet
Investigations into the "off type" of blueberry
International networks (Q-bank, PHBN)
International Collection Research Projects (EVA-GLOBAL, Virus Curate)