- LIVESEED general project presentation (September 2017)
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List of cell-fusion free brassica varieties
(FiBL; Bioland; Naturland; Bio Austria; Bio Suisse; Demeter; BNN; 2018)
The CMS technology compromises the integrety of the cell by the forced fusion of cells from different species, this is not in line with the organic principles. Therefor several private organic labels initiated this positive list of vegetable varieties which are cell-fusion free. This list is based on personal trustful contacts to individual breeders, analyitic qPCR test or tests for male sterility to find out which cultivars are really cell fusion free. This list is very helpful for label organisations and traders to specifically allow certain cultivars for contract cultivation and for farmers who produce under certain labels and this list also helps to identify most important breeding gaps.
Translations and extension of the lists are planned.