Bio-Protection Research Centre
The Bio-Protection Research Centre is a Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE), that pursues multidisciplinary research to meet the biosecurity and pest management needs of New Zealand's plant-based primary industries and natural ecosystems.
It was formed by New Zealand's leading plant protection scientists.
Current research programmes span a range of applications including computational intelligence, molecular biology, biotechnology and agro-ecology.
Based at Lincoln, many of the Centre's staff and postgraduate students are situated within the greater Lincoln campus - including the University and surrounding Crown Research Institutes.
Bio-Protection's well resourced laboratories are complemented by excellent field facilities and the NZ Biotron, one of only three plant growth facilities of its kind in the world.
More information is available from the Bio-Protection Research Centre Web site.
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(The Regional Euro-Asian Biological Invasions Centre (REABIC), 2014-03)Globally, Invasive Alien Species (IAS) are considered to be one of the major threats to native biodiversity, with the World Conservation Union (IUCN) citing their impacts as ‘immense, insidious, and usually irreversible’. ...
Agronomic factors affect powdery scab of potato and amounts of Spongospora subterranea DNA in soil (Springer on behalf of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society, 2014-11)Severe powdery scab (caused by Spongospora subterranea) occurred in potato tubers harvested from a field trial, which measured effects of agronomic treatments (nitrogen fertiliser rates, irrigation intensities, previous ...
Draft genome sequence for ICMP 5702, the type strain of Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum that causes soft rot disease on potato (American Society for Microbiology, 2015-08-06)Pectobacterium species are economically important bacteria that cause soft rotting of potato tubers in the field and in storage. Here, we report the draft genome sequence of the type strain for P. carotovorum subsp. ...
Draft genome sequences of three Pectobacterium strains causing blackleg of potato: P. carotovorum subsp. brasiliensis ICMP 19477, P. atrosepticum ICMP 1526, and P. carotovorum subsp. carotovorum UGC32 (American Society for Microbiology, 2015-08-06)Blackleg is a disease caused by several species of Pectobacterium that results in losses to potato crops worldwide. Here, we report the draft genomes of three taxonomically and geographically distinct blackleg-causing ...
(Lincoln University, 2018)Biocontrol of plant pathogens is an integral part of modern pest and disease management. Issues of pesticide residues/resistance and a drive towards sustainability within crop protection systems have created an opportunity ...