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Metrosideros excelsa added to the EU list of plants found susceptible to Xylella fastidiosa

Metrosideros excelsa Sol. ex Gaertn., commonly known as “New Zealand Christmas tree”, a coastal evergreen tree in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae, that produces a brilliant display of red flowers, has been recently found susceptible to Xylella fastidiosa subsp. multiplex, in the European Union territory. According to this new finding, the EC Directorate General for Health and […]

Definition of areas free of the harmful organism Xylella fastidiosa within the territory of the Italian Republic

The Italian Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies (MiPAAF) has declared which areas, within the national territory are free of Xylella fastidiosa (Wells et al.), with an official decree approved on February 18, 2016 and entered into force after its publication in the Official Journal of the Italian Republic, on March 5, 2016. According to this decision, the […]

POnTE Consortium announces the release of its weekly E-newsletter

Today the Coordination Team of POnTE Consortium has officially released the first issue of a weekly e-newsletter thought to keep Project beneficiaries always updated on what is published on the web portal and on related social accounts. Starting from today, not only researchers directly involved in POnTE activities, but also all the subscribers that will join […]

ALMANACCO.CNR.IT | Un Ponte contro la Xylella fastidiosa

Article in original language Ponte (Pest Organisms Threatening Europe) è un progetto di ricerca internazionale di quattro anni finanziato dall’Unione Europea nell’ambito del programma Horizon 2020-Societal Challenge 2-2014. Ha preso avvio a novembre 2015 con il ‘kick off meeting’ che si è tenuto presso l’Aula Bisogno della sede centrale del Cnr, a Roma. Ponte ha […]

France, a new case of Xylella fastidiosa discovered in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region

The prefecture of La Seyne-sur-Mer, in the Var department (Provence, France) has announced today a new outbreak of Xylella fastidiosa. The bacterium was identified on a myrtle-leaf milkwort (Polygala myrtifolia) shrub. This is the second time that Xylella fastidiosa was detected in La Seyne-sur-Mer. The infected plant was collected during the surveillance activities carried out within the buffer zone, located 10 […]

Situación actual de Xylella fastidiosa en Europa y riesgo para la sostenibilidad del olivar

Authors: Landa, B.B., Montes-Borrego, M., Navas-Cortés, J.A. Type of contribution: Conference Abstract | Oral Presentation Journal: Proceedings of I Congreso Ibérico de Olivicultura, Badajoz-Elvas, Spain, 13-15 April 2016 Publication date: 14-04-2016 Page: 118 Keywords: Xylella fastidiosa Corresponding author: Blanca Beatriz Landa, CSIC-IAS Abstract Xylella fastidiosa es una bacteria Gram-negativa, habitante del xilema, de muy lento crecimiento […]

Forest Research involved in POnTE to explore emerging diseases of forests

This multi-partner EU project is exploring the genetics, biology, epidemiology, vector ecology and economic impacts of four pathosystems that threatens strategic crops and forestry in the EU. These are: Xylella fastidiosa , Candidatus ‘Liberibacter solanacearum’, Hymenoscyphus fraxineus and new and exotic Phytophthora species. Research objectives This project is aimed at understanding and minimizing the risk […]