Turin Headquarter Research Projects

2018-A-289 Plant Health Bioinformatic Network (PHBN)

In the last decade, High-Throughput Sequencing (HTS), also referred to as Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), has revolutionized biology and medicine. The technology allows DNA and RNA sequencing data to be generated in huge amounts at a very low cost, enabling the parallel processing of many samples. The resulting large amounts ...

Accordo interistituzionale Servizio Fitosanitario regione Piemonte e Istituto per la Protezione Sostenibile delle Piante, CNR (FITOPIEM)

Institutional collaboration between the Phytosanitary Sector and Technical-Scientific Services of the Piedmont Region and the Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection for the identification and characterization of plant pathogens and parasites and the development of sustainable strategies for their control; the study of interactions with other plant organisms and the environment; ...

Arbuscular mycorrhiza potential to modify grapevine defence against viruses (MYCO GRAPE)

MYCO-GRAPE is a project of the Institute for Adriatic Crops and Karst Reclamation (Split, Croatia) funded by the Croatian Science Fundation. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are proven to have potential for alleviation of biotic stress in plants and activation of mycorrhiza-induced resistance. However, there are significant gaps in the knowledge ...

Breeding ed innovazioni a supporto della corilicoltura piemontese (BREEDINCORE)

Hazelnut cultivation in Piedmont is a rapidly growing agricultural sector characterized by: i) constant and significant increase in the total area planted; ii) high quality profile of its production, based on the cultivar ‘Tonda Gentile Trilobata’ (TGT). This favorable situation is contrasted by the negative impact of climate change on ...

Climate Smart WATer Management and Sustainable DEVelopment for food and agriculture in North-East Africa (WATDEV)

Management of water resources in East African river basins is a sensitive issue, linked both to food security and water management in agriculture. Water management is strictly interlinked with the sustainability of other natural resources, such as biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, soil, energy and with livelihoods of people. In many ...

Collaboration for the project DEBUG

Contract between Università’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza and CNR – Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection for the realization of the project n. 29 “DEBUG – New knowledge for the control of the alien pest Halyomorpha halys in vineyards of the Lombardy Region ” funded by Regione Lombardia 2018 D.D.S. ...

CRIREC

The aim of the CRIREC project is to recover varieties of chrysanthemum in great demand from a commercial point of view, but which have now disappeared from the catalogs of both Dutch and Danish breeders; the varieties “Turner”, “Snowdon”, “Dilana” and “Spider” will be considered which, due to viral diseases ...

DROni per il monitoraggio Noccioli sul Territorio (DroNuts)

The main objective of DroNuts is the construction of a hardware and software infrastructure capable of providing the Piedmontese sector of hazelnut production with an economic and reliable remote sensing service, based on the use of drones able to evaluate the pathophysiological state of the plants.   Project Leader: Emanuela ...

FD_LAMPvett: Diagnostica tempestiva per il rilevamento del fitoplasma della Flavescenza Dorata della vite

The objective of the FD_LAMPvett project is to develop a rapid molecular LAMP technique for the early identification of the grapevine flavescence dorée (FD) phytoplasma. The developed LAMP technique will be compared with the LAMP protocols already identified for the detection of FD phytoplasma in infected grapevine plants. To evaluate ...

FlavescEnza DOrata: verso l’identificazione dei meccanismi di ResistenzA e/o tolleranza in vite (FEDORA)

Flavescence dorée (FD), a quarantine disease that afflicts the viticulture of Southern Europe, is a real threat to the regional economy. Since the management of FD is based exclusively on preventive control strategies that are both ecologically impacting (mandatory insecticide treatments) and expensive (elimination of infected plants and their replacement ...

GeMed

Prevention and control of new and invasive geminiviruses infecting vegetables in the Mediterranean – PRIMA2018 The GeMed project is dedicated to the assessment of the phytopathological situation and the prevention of potentially dangerous invasive geminivirus infections in the Mediterranean area, with regard to cucurbit and tomato crops. The “circulating geminiviroma” ...

GrapeStress

The GrapeStress main objective is to address important viticulture problems, such as the massive use of fungicides to fight against fungal pathogens and the need for a sustainable management of water resources. Somaclonal lines obtained in the frame of EditGrape project after in vitro application of a selective pressure, aimed ...

Identificazione e analisi Funzionale di geni di insetto vettore coinvolti nella Specificità di Trasmissione di fitoplasmi (FOotSTEP)

The aim of the Project is to identify genes of insect vectors involved in specificity of phytoplasma transmission mechanisms by verifying their role in vivo through functional analysis. Customized molecular reagents, such as recombinant phytoplasma membrane proteins and specific antibodies, will be produced and characterized. These molecules will be used ...

Impronte molecolari e meccanismi fisiologici alla base dell’adattamento della vite a stress ambientali estremi (GRAPEFIT)

The GRAPEFIT project was conceived to deepen the physiological and molecular mechanisms at the basis of grapevine adaptability to drought events either occurring over a restricted time span or long-lasting. The main objectives of the scheduled research activities will be: 1) to demonstrate whether vines in vitro regenerated through somatic ...

Innovazioni vivaistiche per la corilicoltura piemontese (INNOCORE)

In Piedmont, the hazelnut cultivation is characterized by a constant and significant increase in the total area planted. Thus, considering the growing demand for multiplication material of quality and the specific requirements of the market, the nursery sector must offer certified material, from the phytosanitary point of view, and innovative ...

New eco-friendly pest management strategies in viticulture (VITE 4.0)

Vineyard pest management involves a considerable cost, both from an economic and environmental point of view. The European Commission has already decided to cut down on many pesticides, including copper-based fungicides and neonicotinoid insecticides. There is therefore a need to identify new pesticides or to improve the already available ones ...

OPTIMal USage of natural product and biological PRIMing agents to improve rEsilience of agrosystems to climate change (OPTIMUS PRIME)

OPTIMUS PRIME pursues the use of bioresources (including natural compounds and soil microorganisms) as seed priming treatments to improve resilience of widespread commercial varieties and local adapted landraces of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L. Mill) to the combination of water deficit, high temperatures and the incidence of two important tomato pests. ...

Phage search in insect vector microbiome (Phaser)

The aim of PHASER is to study the presence of bacteriophages in four insect vectors of important plant diseases, using both an innovative, based on RNAseq analysis, and a traditional, based on microscopic observations, approach. The chosen insects are the phytoplasma vectors Scaphoideus titanus and Euscelidius variegatus, and the virus ...

Phosphorus use efficiency and genetics of bread wheat (PGEN-BW)

Phosphorus is an essential compound for wheat growth. Due to massive phosphorus fertilizer applications from the 60’s to the mid 80’s, phosphorus availability from the soil is, nowadays, not a major issue for bread wheat in most Western European countries. Nevertheless, recent studies demonstrated that it could become a real ...

PRIN2017: A gnotobiotic-based approach to unravel the role of the plant microbiome and develop synthetic communities increasing plant growth and stress tolerance (NATURE)

Despite the overwhelming amount of recent advanced studies, the current knowledge of the plant microbiome is far from being complete. Unravelling the complexity of the microbial systems within the same host and their interactions with external factors represents a major challenge. The current project aims at the production and use ...