Diagnostic support for monitoring, inspection and certification of the material exported in our country
The surveillance program on plant health of agricultural crops, ornamental and forestry for 2015-2016 aims to identify, in different regional areas and specifically in those most suited to fruit and vegetable production and greater environmental concern, the presence of pests responsible for serious and sometimes irreversible damage to plant crops both as to the spontaneous ones.
The IPSP-CNR will provide analytical support on samples from Lombardia region if nematodes of difficult or doubtfulidentification, or of great scientific interest will be found. Samples will be taken, prepared and sent by the staff of the Plant Protection Service Laboratory of Lombardia Region to IPSP-CNR, in a short time.
L’IPSP-CNR, with appropriate methodologies, will conduct the extraction of nematodes from samples, the isolation of the species of interest and their characterization by the morpho-biometric and molecular analyses. In addition, the IPSP-CNR will provide sequences to the Plant Protection Service of Lombardia Region, previously determined on other parasitic nematodes, and all the knowledge of bioinformatic methods used for the characterization of the same.