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Draft Genome Sequence Resources of Three Strains (TOS4, TOS5, and TOS14) of Xylella fastidiosa Infecting Different Host Plants in the Newly Discovered Outbreak in Tuscany, Italy

Phytopathology | https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-04-19-0108-A Authors Annalisa Giampetruzzi 1 , Giusy D’Attoma 2 , Stefania Zicca 2 , Raied Abou Kubaa 2 , Domenico Rizzo 3 , Donato Boscia 2 , Pasquale Saldarelli 2 , and Maria Saponari 2 Affiliations 1 Dipartimento di Scienze del Suolo della Pianta e degli Alimenti, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo […]

The POnTE training course Xylella fastidiosa and CaLsol successfully held at the Faculty of Agriculture, Belgrade

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

A lattice model to manage the vector and the infection of the Xylella fastidiosa on olive trees

Nature Scientific Reports, 9(1), 8723 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-44997-4. Authors Annalisa Fierro 1 , Antonella Liccardo 2 , Francesco Porcelli 3 Affiliations 1 Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) – Institute Superconductors, oxides and other innovative materials and devices (SPIN), Napoli, Italy. 2 Physics Department, Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”, Napoli, Italy. Istituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare […]

IPPC Guide to Pest Risk Communication

Published by FAO on behalf of the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Abstract This guide was created under the auspices of the IPPC Secretariat as a component of the IPPC National Phytosanitary Capacity Building Strategy, which was adopted by the fifth session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) (2010) of the […]

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 […]