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PVY Organization

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Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants

The fundament for the group’s scientific work is constituted by testing the resistance of potato varieties against the economically significant viruses PVY and PLRV in the context of variety certification. On this basis, research to asses extreme Y-resistance as well as PVY-detection by bioassay, ELISA and molecular genetically methods, epidemiology and strain specification of PVY was conducted over a 10-year time period.

Evaluation of wild species and derived from it pre-breeding material for resistance to all known strains of PVY:

  • Molecular evolution of PVY
  • Diagnostics of PVY with molecular methods
  • Generation of segregating lines with/without susceptibility to tuber necrosis caused by PVY

Selected publications concerning PVY:

  • Lindner K and Billenkamp N (2005) Changes in the spectrum of PVY strain groups could this be a cause for the increase of virus susceptibility of potato and tobacco varieties? Nachrichtenblatt des Deutschen Pflanzenschutzdienstes 57, 245-253.
  • Lindner K (2007) PVY strains in Germany – the period between 1984 and 2006. Abstracts of the 13th EAPR Virology Section Meeting, Coylumbridge, Aviemore, UK, 2007, p. 65.
  • Schubert, J, Formitcheva V and Sztangret-Wisniewska J (2007) Differentiation of Potato virus Y strains using improved sets of diagnostic PCR-primers. Journal of Virological Methods 140, 66-74.

Kerstin Lindner



Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants – Julius Kühn-Institute
Institute for Plant Protection in Field Crops and Grassland
Messeweg 11/12
D-38104 Braunschweig , Germany

Jöerg Schubert



Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants – Julius Kühn-Institute
Institute for Biosafety of Genetically Modified Plants
Erwin-Baur-Str. 27
D-06484 Quedlinburg , Germany