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 on bioprotection efficiency of AMF against the plant viruses and no investigations were conducted on the grapevine. In this project the functional interplay among the grapevine-AMF-viruses will be addressed, having in mind the following: global importance of viticulture, grapevine high…

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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 and continuous agamic propagation, have, over time, lost the intrinsic positive characteristics of the variety. At first, virus and viroid infection will be assessed in the varieties to be restored, using Next Generation Sequencing techniques, in order to obtain an…

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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” will be evaluated through VEM technology applied to geminivirus vectors and on leaf samples collected in different areas of the Mediterranean. Data will be acquired on the life cycle and presence of vector insects and in particular of Orosius spp,…

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Spettroscopia Raman accoppiata con dielettroforesi (Raman-DEP) per l’identificazione di virus e la valutazione di molecole antivirali (ViRaDEP)

The aim of the project is the development of a cell for dielectrophoresis (DEP) coupled to a Raman microscope for the characterization and diagnosis of viruses and the evaluation of antiviral molecules. DEP allows to concentrate the viral particles present in a sample. The subsequent analysis in Raman spectroscopy will allow to acquire characteristic spectra in a few minutes, providing a greater quantity of chemical information compared to the DEP alone or to the spectroscopic investigation alone. The instrumentation will be applied on different plant viruses.   Project Leader: Emanuela…

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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 Noris IPSP personnel: Chiara Pagliarani, Slavica Matic, Laura Miozzi, Amedeo Moine, Daniele Marian. Start: 03/08/2020 End: 02/07/2022

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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 at guiding towards the formation of regenerants with greater tolerance/resistance to stress, represent the starting point of the project. GrapeStress aims at the molecular, physiological and pathological characterization of the obtained somaclones. Plants regenerated in vitro will be acclimatized in…

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