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Celebrating 25 Years of CPVO

Part 2 - Looking At The Hot Topics The Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO), in Angers, France, is tasked to administer the EU system of plant...

CIOPORA, AIPH, Euroseeds and Plantum Request Revision of the Council Regulation (EC) No. 2100/94 on Community Plant Variety Rights

In a joint letter addressed to the EU Directorate General for Health and Food Safety, AIPH, CIOPORA, Euroseeds and Plantum have requested that the...

Why do I Need to Test For This? How the CPVO solved the Controversy Over Mandatory Disease Resistance Testing

Breeders typically spend a lot of their time and efforts in developing new plant varieties that have more disease resistance genes to protect them...

The IMODDUS Working Group of CPVO

The name of the ad hoc working group IMODDUS at the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) stands for Integration of molecular data into DUS...

Augmenting Morphology

How does the seed industry view the application of molecular techniques in DUS testing? Over the past few years, there have been regular discussions about...

DUS Testing and Molecular Techniques: A view from the UK Plant Breeder’s Rights Office

In plant breeding, molecular techniques are used to screen thousands of lines before they even get to the glasshouse or field. This can remove...

Room for the Use of Bio Molecular Techniques in the DUS Process?

A look at the upcoming paradigm shift of how we distinguish plant varieties. The breeding of new varieties is more and more a matter of...