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Commission Implementing Directive 2014/98/EU of 15 October 2014 implementing Council Directive 2008/90/EC as regards specific requirements for the genus and species of fruit plants referred to in Annex I thereto, specific requirements to be met by suppliers and detailed rules concerning official inspections

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Article 1Definitions

For the purpose of this Directive, the following definitions shall apply:

(1)

‘mother plant’ means an identified plant intended for propagation;

(2)

‘candidate pre-basic mother plant’ means a mother plant which the supplier intends to have accepted as pre-basic mother plant;

(3)

‘pre-basic mother plant’ means a mother plant intendedfor the production of pre-basic material;

(4)

‘basic mother plant’ means a mother plant intendedfor the production of basic material;

(5)

‘certified mother plant’ means a mother plant intendedfor the production of certified material;

(6)

‘pest’ means any species, strain or biotype of plant, animal or pathogenic agent injurious to plants or plant products and listed in Annexes I, II and III;

(7)

‘visual inspection’ means the examination of plants or parts of plants using the unaided eye, lens, stereoscope or microscope;

(8)

‘test’ means examination, other than visual inspection;

(9)

‘fruiting plant’ means a plant propagated from a mother plant and grown for the production of fruit in order to permit the verification of the varietal identity of that mother plant;

(10)

‘category’ means pre-basic material, basic material, certified material or CAC material;

(11)

‘multiplication’ means vegetative production of mother plants in order to obtain a sufficient number of mother plants in the same category;

(12)

‘renewal of a mother plant’ means replacing a mother plant by a plant vegetatively produced from it;

(13)

‘micropropagation’ means the multiplication of plant material in order to produce a large number of plants, using in vitro culture of differentiated vegetative buds or differentiated vegetative meristems taken from a plant;

(14)

‘practically free from defects’ means that defects likely to impair the quality and usefulness of the propagating material or fruit plants, are present at a level equal to, or lower than, the level expected to result from good cultivating and handling practices, and that level is consistent with good cultivating and handling practices;

(15)

‘practically free from pests’ means that the extent to which pests are present on the propagating material or fruit plants is sufficiently low to ensure acceptable quality and usefulness of the propagating material;

(16)

‘laboratory’ means any facility used for the testing of propagating material and fruit plants;

(17)

‘cryopreservation’ means the maintenance of plant material by cooling to ultra-low temperatures, in order to retain the viability of the material.

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