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Specific Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization (FISH) Test to Highlight Colonization of Xylem Vessels by Xylella fastidiosa in Naturally Infected Olive Trees (Olea europaea L.)

Frontiers in Plant Science, 9, 431. Authors Massimiliano Cardinale1, Andrea Luvisi2*,3, Erika Sabella2, Luigi De Bellis2, Albert C. Cruz4, Yiannis Ampatzidis5 and Paolo Cherubini3 Affiliations (1) Institute of Applied Microbiology, Research Center for BioSystems, Land Use, and Nutrition, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Giessen, Germany (2) Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy (3) WSL Swiss Federal Research Institute, Birmensdorf, […]

Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum haplotypes C: symptoms and vector species

A photo gallery of symptoms associated with Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum haplotypes C infection o carrot, their psyllid vectors and insect feeding damage, has been prepared by Dr. Anne Nissinen (Luke, Finland). This slideshow presentation has been prepared within the framework of the H2020 research Projects POnTE (Pest Organisms Threatening Europe). The slideshow is also available […]

The Italian Ministry of Agriculture releases the results of the 2017 Xylella monitoring campaign in the national territory

The Ministry for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies has released on its website the official results of the 2017 monitoring campaign, aimed at identifying those areas to be declared free from X. fastidiosa, in the national territory. Monitoring was carried out according to strict official and internationally recognised standards. Sampling targeting a total of 12,594 […]

First Detection of Xylella fastidiosa Infecting Cherry (Prunus avium) and Polygala myrtifolia Plants, in Mallorca Island, Spain

Plant Disease, 101(10), 1820-1820. Authors D. Olmo (1), A. Nieto (1), F. Adrover (1), A. Urbano (2), O. Beidas (3), A. Juan (3), E. Marco-Noales (4), M. M. López (4), I. Navarro (4), A. Monterde (4), M. Montes-Borrego (5), J. A. Navas-Cortés (5), B. B. Landa (5). Affiliations (1) Serveis de Millora Agrària, Govern Balear, 07009, Palma […]

European research on Xylella fastidiosa

The main achievements obtained up to date in the research on the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa by POnTE and XF-ACTORS – projects funded by the European Union within the Horizon 2020 programme – have been resumed in a technical report that summarizes the findings presented during the European conference on Xylella fastidiosa and the annual meetings […]

Hebe spp., a new host plant of Xylella fastidiosa subsp. pauca ST53 in Apulia

A new plant species, the thirty-first in a row, since the discovery of the outbreak in Apulia, has been identified as a host of Xylella fastidiosa subsp. pauca ST53, within the framework of POnTE activities dedicated to studying the pathogenicity and biology of the pathogen. As confirmed by an official note published on March 6, […]

Philaenus spumarius: when an old acquaintance becomes a new threat to European agriculture

Journal of Pest Science (2018). doi.org/10.1007/s10340-018-0966-0 Authors D. Cornara (1), D. Bosco (2,3), A. Fereres (1) Affiliations (1) Instituto de Ciencias Agrarias, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, ICA-CSIC Madrid Spain. (2) Università di Torino, Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Forestali e Alimentari, Grugliasco Italy. (3) Istituto per la Protezione Sostenibile delle Piante, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, […]