Interested in collaboration with the QBOL consortium? We would greatly appreciate and welcome your collaboration with the QBOL team!
A central and public database of quarantine organisms will be launched with funding from the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. This database will be co-financed by the European Union through the QBOL project. It will be further developed and populated within the QBOL project.
The QBOL databases will be developed by the quarantine barcoding community for use by the quarantine barcoding community. The extended database of data of plant pathogenic Q-organisms will be available free of charge and the database of samples available on a non-profit basis to the end user community as an identification resource. For example the database will enable National Plant Protection Organisations (NPPO’s) to correctly identify plant pathogenic quarantine organisms on material crossing borders.
How to participate?
QBOL is working with quarantine organisms and their taxonomically related species. It will grow into an invaluable resource for NPPOs and researchers world-wide to enable accurate identification of plant pathogens and pests. Barcoding involves the sequencing of certain key barcode regions for accurately identified voucher specimens and submission of this data onto the database such that others can search it. Although QBOL has access to various collections of Q-organisms more barcode data from more specimens are urgently needed. Therefore QBOL encourages submission of barcode data from all over the world.
The taxa groups are represented by specimens from different collections and specimens that are taxonomically related to those quarantine organisms. To get more information on the standards required for an acceptable barcoded accession please contact the coordinator of the taxon group from the table below.
|Taxon||Coordination and contact|
|Central coordination||Dr. Peter Bonants - email@example.com Plant Research International, the Netherlands|
|Fungi||Dr. Ewald Groenewald - firstname.lastname@example.org Central Bureau of Fungal Cultures, the Netherlands|
|Arthropods||Dr. Jean-Yves Rasplus - email@example.com National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), France|
|Bacteria||Dr. Martine Maes - firstname.lastname@example.org Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO), Belgium|
|Nematodes||Dr. Juerg Frey - email@example.com Agroscope Changins-Waedenswil Research Station (ACW), Switzerland|
|Viruses||Dr. Neil Boonham - firstname.lastname@example.org FERA (Food and Environment Research Agency), United Kingdom|
|Phytoplasmas||Dr. Mogens Nicolaisen - email@example.com University of Aarhus, Denmark|