My technical support activity is mainly focused on grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) and is developed on three main lines: i) genotype-environment interaction; ii) plant-pathogen interaction; iii) somatic embryogenesis and gene transformation. My research activity, on the other hand, is focused on the genetic characterization of hazelnut germplasm (Corylus avellana L.), using molecular markers, for the purpose of: varietal identification and management of the germplasm collections; recovery and protection of biodiversity; population genetics studies; origin and spread of cultivars; creation of progeny, genetic mapping and selection of agronomic traits and resistance to biotic and abiotic stress; ecophysiology in conditions of water stress and resilience. The skills acquired were also used in studies of genetic biodiversity and kinship relationships in grapevine, as well as genetic traceability of musts and wines.
For a complete list of my publications refer to: orcid.org/0000-0001-8574-0478
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