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Temporary experiment to improve understanding of heterogenous populations

10/07/2019

In order to provide a legal framework for the marketing of heterogeneous populations, the European Union published an implementing decision […]

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GEVES contributes strongly at ISTA 32nd Seed Congress in Hyderabad, India

9/07/2019

The 32nd ISTA Seed Congress in Hyderabad, India was very successful with more than 500 participants from 60 countries. They […]

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CPVO Harmores 3 final meeting

28/06/2019

In recent years many new varieties have developed with intermediate resistance. The objective of the Harmores 3 project was to […]

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New VCU experimental system for national listing of common winter wheat varieties

28/06/2019

As from August 2019, breeders will have the choice between three experimental networks instead of two for the registration of […]

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CTPS Plenary Committee: a time for assessment

28/06/2019

Gathered on May 23rd, the Plenary Committee of the CTPS shared some of the milestones of its 2014-2019 term, guided by […]

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Resistance of varieties to pests: The ISF DRT group in action

28/06/2019

The Disease Resistance Terminology (DRT) group of the International Seed Federation (ISF), chaired by Valérie Grimault, the director of the […]

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PathoLED workshop: light sources & plant pathology test outcomes

28/06/2019

On 14 May, GEVES organised the international PathoLED workshop. The event brought together 97 people from 6 EU countries to […]

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53rd edition of TWV UPOV (working group for vegetables)

28/06/2019

For its 53rd edition, the meeting of the UPOV Technical Working Group on Vegetables (TWV) was hosted by the Korea […]

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Common bunt test and perspectives

28/06/2019

Carie ABBLE project : Development of an early resistance test for common bunt and better knowledge of virulences in France. […]

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7th edition of the Graines conference in Angers

28/06/2019

More than 120 participants attended the 7th edition of the Graines conference, back in Angers after the first edition in […]

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Temporary experiment to improve understanding of heterogenous populations

28/06/2019

In order to provide a legal framework for the marketing of heterogeneous populations, the European Union published an implementing decision […]

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Recognition of GEVES’s activities in 2019!

28/06/2019

Recognition by external organisations (ISTA, CPVO, AFNOR, COFRAC) allows us to demonstrate the quality of our work carried out within […]

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Support funds for plant genetic resources maintained in situ and collections 2018/2 – Selected projects

21/06/2019

The call for applications for PGR maintained in situ and PGR collections was launched in September 2018. This joint call […]

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National survey: Inventory of stakeholders, collections and activities in plant genetic resources for food and agriculture

21/06/2019

As part of its participation in the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA) and the International […]

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“Are you a top SEED?” game available online!

19/03/2019

GEVES has created an all-new game based around photos of seeds from the I.D.SEED tool. I.D.SEED was developed by the […]

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A new tool in the pathology laboratory

11/03/2019

The TSW (thousand seed weight) is the starting point for pathology testing as it conditions the weight of the sub-samples […]

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Ditylenchus dipsaci: increased capacity and quicker results

11/03/2019

In its role of supporting the sector, GEVES is proposing a novel high throughput method for the detection of Ditylenchus […]

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DonObt: A test year for maize in 2019

11/03/2019

The DonObt project, which studies how to use breeders’ data to accelerate registration and improve user information, is nearing completion […]

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GEVES at annual meeting of ISTA Executive Committee – Freising, Germany

11/03/2019

On 9-16 February, GEVES participated in the annual Executive Committee (ECOM) meeting of ISTA. It was hosted by the Bayerische […]

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GREEN, GREAT, GORGEOUS!

11/03/2019

The slogan for the 2019 edition of IPM has never described the world’s leading horticultural exhibition! For the fourth year […]

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First conference for stakeholders involved in conservation and promotion of cultivated plant genetic resources and their crop wild relatives

11/03/2019

On 29 November 2018, a little over a hundred people came together to discuss issues related to the management and […]

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CTPS Inter-sectional Committee for Organic Farming

11/03/2019

The CTPS Inter-sectional Committee for Organic Farming participated in the “2nd meeting for organic agricultural crops” organised by ITAB, Arvalis […]

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A new scientific policy at GEVES

11/03/2019

Research at GEVES for the 2018-2022 period will focus on the evaluation of variety performance, variety description and characterisation, and […]

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ASEEDS: protecting wheat and maize crops sustainably

11/03/2019

An ambitious collaborative project  Aseeds for alternative seeds aims to find natural products to protect cereals against seed borne diseases […]

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New registration rules for French sunflower catalogue

11/03/2019

The sunflower market has undergone significant changes: the market has shifted towards eastern Europe, there is greater segmentation between sunflower […]

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Organic growing media soon to be used for germination tests on Soybean and Bean?

8/03/2019

The methods currently prescribed by ISTA for the germination tests of these two species use blotting paper or sand as […]

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“Plant and Animal Genome” Conference

8/03/2019

The 27th International Plant and Animal Genome Conference was held from 12-16 January in San Diego, California, USA. This conference […]

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GEVES contributes to ISTA reference document on GMO detection

8/03/2019

As co-pilot of the project, BioGEVES participated in a 4-day meeting devoted to writing a Handbook on GMO detection in […]

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32nd ISTA Congress, Hyderabad, INDIA

8/03/2019

GEVES will participate in the 32nd ISTA Congress in Hyderabad, India. It will present 2 posters and 4 lectures at the […]

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GEVES ready as H2020 INVITE project kicks off!

8/03/2019

The H2020 INVITE* project aims to improve both the efficiency of variety testing (DUS, VCU) and the availability of information […]

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Pigeons revive interest in pea varieties!

8/03/2019

Tannin-rich pea varieties, which for a long time have not been seen in protein pea breeding programs, are making a […]

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Predicting germination with an early radicle emergence count

5/03/2019

An international working group with 10 laboratories  The Seed Science Advisory Group of ISTA has created a working group with […]

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KIA ORA !

4/03/2019

For its 51st edition, the meeting of the UPOV Technical Working Party for Ornamental (TWO) was hosted by the PVRO/IPONZ […]

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20 new botanical genera for Ornamental, Perfume, Aromatic and Medicinal Plants

4/03/2019

For GEVES’s 2019 testing year,  it will be examining 20 new botanical genera which account for 45% of applications received […]

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GEVES at IPM 2019 in Messe Essen, Germany

22/01/2019

For the 2019 edition of the IPM trade fair, GEVES’s ornamental plant teams will be present from 22-25 January at […]

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SIVAL Conference: How GEVES participates through its missions in rethinking farming for tomorrow

29/11/2018

GEVES will be present at the SIVAL tradeshow in the Research-Training-Innovation area alongside INRA, Agro-Campus Ouest, University of Angers, ESA, Objectif Végétal […]

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GEVES Annual Report 2017 Published

26/11/2018

We are pleased to present this year’s annual report which provides an overview of the actions and events of 2017 […]

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We want your feedback!

26/11/2018

One year after the launch of the NEW GEVES WEBSITE we would like to collect feedback on your satisfaction to […]

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GEVES info: the third issue of our newsletter is out now!

23/11/2018

The third issue of our newsletter “GEVES info” is out now! In this latest issue, get the latest news on […]

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PathoLED Workshop

13/11/2018

Are you working on plant pathology in controlled conditions? Then you will be affected by the announced ban on neon […]

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GEVES in China for training of Chinese counterparts in DUS testing

8/11/2018

A GEVES delegation, alongside the CPVO and Naktuinbouw, contributed to a training course from 11/09-15/09 on DUS testing for DUS […]

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News from the CTPS Sections and Commissions – October 2018

8/11/2018

FRUIT: Fruit variety registration: Here we go! To be marketed in the European Union, fruit varieties of species regulated by Directive […]

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Change of person of the applicant, holder, or licensee: what steps should be taken?

30/10/2018

A plant variety right is a title that lives, that is valued, that defends itself against acts of counterfeiting, that […]

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Selected projects from the Call for Applications 2018: “Support for plant genetic resources collections”

30/10/2018

This call for applications, launched in February 2018, aims to support threatened collections and improve conservation conditions and characterisation of […]

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Successful discussions on the management of old vegetables varieties on 27/09

29/10/2018

On 27/09, economic and institutional stakeholders met to review the regulatory components for marketing old vegetable varieties via lists a, […]

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New Organic Farming Regulation

29/10/2018

The new regulation 2018/848 on organic production and labelling of organic products was published on 30 May, and will enter […]

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Regulatory Update on New Breeding Techniques

29/10/2018

On 25 July 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered its judgment in response to a preliminary […]

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Exchanges and visits with the SOC

26/10/2018

This autumn, at the request of ASFIS (French Association for the Professional Training of Seed Sector Professionals), SNES organised two […]

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12 projects selected from the 2018 CASDAR “Seeds and Plant Breeding” Call for Projects

26/10/2018

The aim of the CASDAR “Seeds and plant breeding” call for projects in 2018 was to invite actors in the […]

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12th annual seminar of VCUS experts from European Offices

26/10/2018

 On 26-28 June, the Belgian offices (ILVO and CRA-W) organised the annual meeting of VCUS experts from 17 European examination […]

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15th Lab Open Days for Seed Quality Testing

26/10/2018

With nearly 80 participants, the 2018 edition of the Lab Open Days was a successful occasion. The SNES, NRL Seeds, […]

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BMT17 in Montevideo

25/10/2018

The 17th session of the BMT was held in Montevideo (Uruguay) from 10 to 13 September. This meeting, now an […]

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GEVES at ISHI-Veg, Strasbourg 2018

19/10/2018

GEVES participated in the last ISHI-Veg meeting organised by the UFS and the ISF in Strasbourg, France. GEVES representatives are […]

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Free access to I.D.SEED® database

19/10/2018

GEVES is pleased to announce the open access to its I.D.SEED® database! This unique tool helps you to identify seeds […]

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Ready, Steady,…Germinate!

15/10/2018

Why monitor germination rate? Seed deterioration occurring during seed maturation on the mother plant, after harvest, or during storage is […]

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GEVES participation in the ISTA Seed Health Committee Symposium in Poznan (Poland)

12/10/2018

GEVES is actively involved in ISTA and its technical committees for the development and validation of seed evaluation methods. The […]

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GEVES info n°2

9/07/2018

The second issue of GEVES info, our quarterly online newsletter, is out now! In this new issue, you can discover […]

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Tribute to Joel GUIARD

3/07/2018

We would like to pay tribute to Joël Guiard who passed away on June 23th, 2018. Joël Guiard spent his […]

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In 2018, the quality of GEVES’s activities is still recognised!

28/06/2018

Maintaining recognition from external organisations (ISTA, OCVV, AFNOR, COFRAC) enables us to demonstrate the quality of GEVES’s activities. The beginning […]

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GEVES at the ISTA Annual Ordinary General Meeting in Sapporo (Japan) 2018, June 11-15

27/06/2018

The ISTA (International Seed Testing Association) Annual Ordinary General Meeting was held in Sapporo, Japan, from 11-15 June 2018. Thirty-nine […]

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GEVES joins Biocontrol Consortium!

27/06/2018

GEVES, in the quality of affiliate of INRA,  has joined the Biocontrol Consortium, a public-private Research – Development – Innovation […]

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Developing a European early-warning system for wheat rust diseases

27/06/2018

Launch in May 2018 of the European H2020 RustWatch program on wheat rust prevention and control   Three rust diseases have […]

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Ornemental Expert Meeting in Budapest !

27/06/2018

On 29 and 30 May 2018, the CPVO organised the annual meeting of ornamental plant experts in Budapest at the […]

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Dityluz: Development of tools for the detection and viability testing of stem nematode, Ditylenchus dipsaci, on alfalfa seeds (Medicago sativa L.). Development and assessment of a pest threshold

26/06/2018

GEVES has implemented novel test methods for real-time PCR detection of Ditylenchus dipsaci as well as for confirming viability of […]

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GEVES Scientific Committee meeting at Anjouère station near Angers

26/06/2018

On Tuesday 19th June, GEVES’s scientific committee met at the Anjouère experimental station. The committee is made up of scientists […]

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47th Session of the UPOV Working Party on Agricultural Plants (TWA) – May 21-25, 2018, Naivasha, Kenya

26/06/2018

For its 47th edition, the UPOV Working Group on Agricultural Plants was hosted by KEPHIS (Kenya Plant Variety Protection, Certification […]

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Can seed be a pathway for pests? – An update of the ISTA annotated list of seed-borne diseases

26/06/2018

Safeguarding seed health is critical in avoiding the trade-related spread of pests. A seed-borne pest is one carried by seeds […]

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Registration open for 1st meeting of stakeholders involved in PGR conservation

22/06/2018

We are pleased to inform you that registration is now open for the 1st meeting for all stakeholders involved in plant […]

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15th lab open days for seed quality testing

21/06/2018

On 20-21 September, GEVES (SNES), National Reference Laboratory for seed quality evaluation in the framework of certification, is organising the […]

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Administrative Council of CPVO meeting at GEVES headquarter in Beaucouzé on March 21, 2018

8/06/2018

Following its meeting in Angers, the Administrative Council of CPVO (Community Plant Variety Office) was invited by Arnaud Deltour – […]

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15th Steering committee of European cooperative programme for plant genetic resources (ECPGR)

7/06/2018

The fifteenth ECPGR steering committee, organized in collaboration with the Hellenic Agricultural Organization-DEMETER (HAO-DEMETER), took place from the 15th to […]

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GEVES info n°1

21/03/2018

GEVES has published the first edition of its newsletter GEVES info, providing readers with information on variety and seed testing, […]

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GEVES joins API-AGRO

11/03/2018

GEVES has just joined API-AGRO, a platform for sharing agricultural and agri-food data: www.api-agro.fr. GEVES will contribute data from its […]

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Official recognition for the managers of plant genetic resources collections for agriculture and food

9/03/2018

In the aim of supporting and enhancing the work of the managers of plant genetic resources collections for agriculture and […]

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Selected projects from the Call for Applications 2017: “Support for plant genetic resources collections”

9/03/2018

This call for applications, launched in September 2017, aims to support threatened collections and also to improve conservation conditions and […]

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Plant & Animal Genome 2018 Conference

9/03/2018

BioGEVES participated in the 26th edition of the Plant & Animal Genome Conference (PAG) which took place in San Diego […]

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GEVES joins UMT CAPTE! 

9/03/2018

GEVES has officially joined UMT CAPTE. The aim of UMT CAPTE is to develop high technology tools to better characterise […]

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Project: Test of the potential use of SNPs markers on oilseed rape varieties

9/03/2018

On 7 December 2017, the restitution meeting for the SNP oilseed rape pre-project took place. For this project, GEVES collaborated […]

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Workshops for the harmonisation of CPVO resistance tests

9/03/2018

In the framework of the Harmores 3 project (a 3 year project co-funded by the CPVO and coordinated by GEVES) […]

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GEVES: Blooming Ornamental Expertise!

7/03/2018

On 23-26 January, GEVES attended the IPM international fair for horticulture in Essen (Germany). Sharing a common booth with the […]

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Micro-cleaning: helping you define your seed sorting process

6/03/2018

Seed micro-cleaning involves determining the percentage of waste in raw, harvested seed lots. This percentage is obtained by using sorting […]

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BMT UPOV 2017

28/02/2018

Following its meeting in Moscow in 2016, the 16th UPOV Working Group on Biochemical and Molecular Techniques (BMT) took place […]

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Call for Applications “Support for Plant Genetic Resources Collections”

2/02/2018

The national coordination was set up by the Ministry of Agriculture and is aimed at all stakeholders involved in the […]

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Brexit: Notice to breeders

25/01/2018

Consequences of Brexit on the marketing of seeds and other propagating material included in the national registry of the United […]

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GEVES at IPM 2018 in Messe Essen, Germany

24/01/2018

For 2018’s edition of the IPM trade fair, GEVES will be present from 23-26 January at Hall 2 Stand 2B23, […]

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3rd edition of the “Céréales!” technical day for cereal laboratories: 12 December 2017

20/12/2017

For its 3rd edition, the “Céréales!” technical day brought together 35 participants from 20 different laboratories as well as inspectors […]

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UPOV BMT Working Group on Biochemical and Molecular Techniques: 6-10 November 2017

24/11/2017

GEVES and its BioGEVES laboratory were delighted to host the 16th UPOV Working Group on Biochemical and Molecular Techniques (BMT) from […]

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GEVES designated National Reference Laboratory for certification of seeds and propagating material

11/04/2017

Arnaud Deltour, Managing Director of GEVES, Joël Léchappé, Director of the National Seed Testing Station (SNES), Thibaut Decourcelle, Head of […]

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