BatRam: Diagnosi di Batteri fitopatogeni mediante spettroscopia Raman e machine learning

The Bat-Ram project plans to apply Raman spectroscopy to rapidly characterize and identify plant pathogenic bacteria, e.g. Pseudomonas syringae, Xanthomonas campestris, Erwinia amylovora, agents of serious bacteriosis on actinidia, bean and pome fruit crops. The technique will be validated on other bacterial species and on various isolates present in the IPSP-CNR collections and in the Piedmont Phytosanitary Services, as well as on new isolates from material collected in the field. The proposed technique will also be useful for rapidly evaluating the in vitro efficacy of antibacterial treatments, opening new avenues in rapid diagnostics and simplifying the selection of bioactive molecules.

Project leader: Emanuela Noris
IPSP personnel: Emanuela Noris, Slavica Matic, Chiara D’Errico, Marina Ciuffo
Start: September 2022
End: September 2024