The International Olive Council (IOC) has included the Libyan White Tripolitaine Olive in the international register and the global encyclopedia of olive varieties for the IOC.

As a result of the molecular characterization of the olive varietal samples performed at the Olive Varietal Identification Service of Cordoba University, we can report that DNA extracted from Libyan Olive collected leaves received not matching any variety in the world olive germplasm bank, the university said, according to the Libyan embassy in Spain.

The embassy also noted that the Center for Research and Biotechnology in Libya conducted all scientific procedures of the tree, which led to the registration of White Olives in the name of Libya.

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