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POnTE and XF-ACTORS ready for their joint annual meeting in Palma de Mallorca

The 2017 Annual Meeting of POnTE and XF-ACTORS Projects will be held on 15‒16 November 2017, at the University of the Balearic Islands, in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), following the EFSA conference, to be held from 13 to 15 November 2017. The conference is being organised jointly by EFSA, the University of the Balearic Islands, the Euphresco network […]

The International Award Guido Dorso 2017 given to Maria Saponari for her research on Xylella fastidiosa in Apulia

Maria Saponari (CNR-IPSP), Scientific Coordinator of Xylella fastidiosa research within the POnTE Project and Coordinator of the H2020 XF-ACTORS Project received the International Prize entitled to Guido Dorso for her studies on Xylella epidemic in Apulia on 12 October 2017, in Rome, Palazzo Giustiniani, Senate of the Italian Republic. Since 1970, the prestigious award, now […]

Participation of POnTE researchers at the XI Symposium of Serbian Entomologists

POnTE researchers of the University of Belgrade-Faculty of Agriculture participated at the XI Symposium of Serbian Entomologists with international participation, held at the teaching base “Goč” – Touristic complex “Piramida” on Goč Mountain in Serbia from 17 to 21 September 2017. Dr. Dušanka Jerinić-Prodanović presented the results of research on “Leaf psyllids (Hemiptera, Psylloidea) collected […]

POnTE researchers visit the demarcated area for Xylella fastidiosa in mainland Spain

On 28 September 2017, the Regional Government of Comunitat Valenciana and the Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA) organized the conference “Current situation and perspectives of the diseases caused by Xylella fastidiosa in the Mediterranean Basin” in Valencia, Spain. This conference raised a lot of interest among stakeholders and it was massively followed by live streaming. […]

Universal detection of phytoplasmas and Xylella spp. by TaqMan singleplex and multiplex real-time PCR

PloS one, 12(9), e0185427, doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0185427 Takao Ito, Koichi Suzaki Division of Grape and Persimmon Research, Institute of Fruit Tree and Tea Science, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan ABSTRACT Phytoplasmas and Xylella spp. are bacteria that cause many economically important plant diseases worldwide. TaqMan probe-based quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) assays have […]

POnTE research presented at the 23rd Congress of the Italian Phytopathological Society in Piacenza

The 23rd Congress of the Italian Phytopathological Society (SiPaV) took place in Piacenza, Italy, from 4 to 6 October 2017. The event, which brought together Italian pathologists and important international guests for the 25th consecutive year, was organized by the Department of Sustainable Plant Production Sciences (DIPROEVS) of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of […]

Multiple new cryptic pathogenic Phytophthora species from Fagaceae forests in Austria, Italy and Portugal

IMA Fungus 2017. doi.org/10.5598/imafungus.2017.08.02.02 Authors Jung, Thomas1, 2, 3; Jung, Marília Horta1, 2, 3; Cacciola, Santa Olga4; Cech, Thomas5; Bakonyi, József6; Seress, Diána6; Mosca, Saveria7; Schena, Leonardo7; Seddaiu, Salvatore8; Pane, Antonella4; Magnano di San Lio, Gaetano7; Maia, Cristiana2; Cravador, Alfredo2; Franceschini, Antonio9; Scanu, Bruno9 Affiliations 1: Phytophthora Research Centre, Mendel University, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic 2: Laboratory of Molecular Biotechnology and Phytopathology, Centre for Mediterranean Bioresources and Food, […]