Species Protection

Citrus Clonal Protection Program


A part of the Department of Plant Pathology and Nemotology, this cooperative program with the citrus growers of California gives researchers and growers a safe mechanism for the introduction of citrus varieties. It maintains the introduced varieties in a protected, disease tested collection of fruit and rootstock varieties that serves as a primary source of propagating materials.
 

Insectary and Quarantine Facility


One of the nation's most advanced university-based laboratories for developing and rearing transgenic plants and insects, studying exotic pests, and evaluating potential natural enemies. With areas designated as Biosafety Levels 2 and 3, the 28,000-square-foot facility can prevent cross-contamination of insect colonies that are being raised on transgenic living host plant material as well as confine genetically modified insects. The Biosafety Level 3 areas of the facility conform to National Institutes of Health standards governing the handling of genetically altered organisms.
 

Nematode Isolation and Quarantine Facility


Featuring a 1,500 square foot headhouse and another 1,500 square foot attached greenhouse, the facility is designed for projects that need isolation from other projects in regular Nematology Greenhouses.

 

 

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