Collaboration for Plant Pathogen Strain Identification (CPPSI)
The Collaboration for Plant Pathogen Strain Identification (CPPSI) aims to provide the scientific community with differential plant host sets with verified disease resistance reactions, reference plant pathogen strains and races and instructional guidance to standardize the identification of plant pathogen strains and claims of disease resistance. Until now, an entity to coordinate these plant host and reference plant pathogen strain resources in the United States did not exist. The immediate market for CPPSI products and services is the vegetable seed industry and initial funding by this market sector confirmed the potential value of CPPSI. Organizations and systems to address the consistent identification of plant pathogen strains and races and provide standard differential host sets are in existence in Europe where they facilitate consistency in claims of disease resistance. CPPSI US efforts have and will continue to coordinate with European organizations to complement existing systems and harmonize claims of disease resistance between the US and Europe.