POnTE research on Xylella-olive interaction will be presented at “Effectome-Resistance” workshop in Banyuls sur Mer

A workshop entitled “Deciphering plant-microbe interactions for sustainable crop production” will be held from  12 to  15  September 2017, in Banyuls sur Mer, France. The event is jointly organized by «Effectome» and «Resistance», two French scientific networks, coordinated by INRA, Montpellier, INRA, Toulouse and in collaboration with the EuroXanth COST Action (CA 16107) “Integrating science on Xanthomonadaceae for integrated plant disease management in Europe”.

It will welcome around 80 participants dealing with the many facets of the interaction between plants and their associated pathogenic or beneficial microbes. Particular emphasis will be put on microbial invasion strategies, plant receptors and signaling as well as on the impact of the abiotic environment on interactions in terms of a molecular, cellular, genetic and organism perspective. Research from molecular biology, genetics, genomics or population genetic approaches will be presented in plenary presentations and poster sessions.

During the plenary session, P. Saldarelli, a researcher at CNR-IPSP and Coordinator of POnTE WP7 “Signaling pathway, molecules and genes contributing to pest resistance in field”, will present new updates on recent studies carried out at CNR-IPSP and UNIBA-DiSSPA laboratories, in his talk ”Xylella fastidiosa strain CoDiRO and olive: a transcriptome view of the interactions”.

More information on the venue and the scope of the “Effectome-Resistance” workshop can be found at this link.