UPOV BMT 18 Session Meeting

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  • The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) mission is to provide and promote an effective system of plant variety protection, with the aim of encouraging the development of new varieties of plants, for the benefit of society. 
  • UPOV Working Group on Biochemical and Molecular Techniques and DNA profiling in particular (BMT) held its 18th session in Hangzhou from October 15-18. 
  • DNA profiling was the main focus of this meeting and is a good primer for the November 2019 MARA technical exchange trip to the U.S.