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EFSA updates the pest risk assessment on Xylella fastidiosa in the European Union

EFSA’s Plant Health Panel (PLH) has released an update of the Scientific Opinion on the risks to plant health posed by Xylella fastidiosa in the EU territory. This assessment provides new insights on controlling the threat in existing outbreaks and preventing further spread of the pathogen in the EU. EFSA used computer modelling to simulate […]

New insights into the genetic diversity of the bacterial plant pathogen ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ as revealed by a new multilocus sequence analysis scheme

BIORXYV | https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-09-17-1381-PDN Authors Ahmed Hajri, Pascaline Cousseau-Suhard, Pascal Gentit and Marianne Loiseau Affiliation Plant Health Laboratory, ANSES, Angers, France Abstract ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ (Lso) has emerged as a serious threat on solanaceous and apiaceous crops worldwide. Five Lso haplotypes (LsoA, LsoB, LsoC, LsoD and LsoE) have been identified so far. To decipher genetic relationships […]

ACLI RACALE announces the congress “Resilienza: Xylella research talks to people”, to be held in Salento, in September 2019

Along with the loss of millions of olive trees across the Apulian region (Southern Italy), the introduction and relentless spread of Xylella fastidiosa caused a serious socio-cultural problem: mistrust in science and scientists involved in the research of the fastidious bacterium fomented by a consistent part of the civil society. Nowadays, a considerable number of […]

EUPHRESCO network releases the final report of the PROMODE Project on monitoring and detection of Xylella fastidiosa

As a high profile pest, Xylella fastidiosa has mobilised important national, European and international resources in the last years. Within this context, the Euphresco network has recently released the final report of the Project 2015-F-146 ‘Harmonized protocol for monitoring and detection of Xylella fastidiosa in its host plants and its vectors (PROMODE)‘. This operational synergy […]

A new variant of Xylella fastidiosa subspecies multiplex detected in different host plants in the recently emerged outbreak in the region of Tuscany, Italy

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY | https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-019-01736-9 Authors Maria Saponari1, Giusy D’Attoma1, Raied Abou Kubaa1, Giuliana Loconsole2, Giuseppe Altamura1, Stefania Zicca1, Domenico Rizzo3, Donato Boscia1 Affiliations 1 Istituto per la Protezione Sostenibile delle Piante, Sede Secondaria di Bari Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Bari, Italy 2 Dipartimento di Scienze del Suolo, della Pianta e degli Alimenti […]

A training course on the detection of Xylella fastidiosa and CaLsol organized by POnTE in Belgrade (Serbia)

The training course “The theoretical and practical training on the detection of Xylella fastidiosa and Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum” within the EU H2020 funded project “Pest Organisms Threatening Europe” – POnTE will be held at the Faculty of Agriculture – University of Belgrade (Serbia) from June 24 to 26, 2019. The Training is intended for the […]

Delegates of the DG-SANTE visited the Xylella-demarcated areas in Apulia (Italy) and met local stakeholders and phytosanitary authorities

On April 15 and 16, 2019, a delegation of the Plant Health Unit of the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE), composed of Dorothée André, Head of the Unit, Harry Arijs, Deputy Head of Unit, and Pasquale di Rubbo, Policy Officer, visited the area of the Apulia Region demarcated as “infected” and affected […]

Knowledge of the pathogenicity and virulence of Xylella fastidiosa subsp. pauca ST53 on susceptible hosts

PROJECT DELIVERABLE 2.1 | WP 2 Biology and pathogenesis | Task 2a Isolation, biology and pathogenicity of Xylella fastidiosa Authors Maria Saponari 1, Giuliana Loconsole 2 , Franco Nigro 2 Affiliations 1 Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto per la Protezione Sostenibile delle Piante (CNR-IPSP), Bari, Italy 2 Dipartimento di Scienze del Suolo, della Pianta e degli […]