Xylella Fastidiosa Active Containment Through a multidisciplinary-Oriented Research Strategy

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An infrastructure that aims to provide a unique entry point to search for open research data and open access documents on Xylella fastidiosa

European research on Xylella fastidiosa

A book of abstracts collecting all the contributions presented during the 2nd Joint Annual Meeting of the POnTE and XF-Actors projects in Valencia on the emerging plant diseases.

About the project XF-actors

XF-ACTORS is the first research project in Europe entirely devoted to research on the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa.
A multidisciplinary research program implemented by an international consortium of 29 partners. Funded by the European Commission as part of the Horizon 2020 program.

Screening of olive cultivars for searching sources of resistance to Xylella fastidiosa

List of olive cultivars under evaluation, based on the year in which the experiments were started, both in the greenhouse (artificial inoculations) and under field conditions (exposure to infected vectors).

Pictures of the symptoms caused by Xylella fastidiosa in host plants

A collection of pictures showing symptoms associated with the presence of Xylella fastidiosa in susceptible host plants in the different Countries where the pathogen is known to occur.


Testing antimicrobial peptide against Xylella

After the preliminary tests carried out in vitro to evaluate the efficacy of different antimicrobial peptides to inhibit the growth of Xylella fastidiosa, experiments have been now started on infected olive plants. In the framework of the project XF-ACTORS, and funded...

Xylella fastidiosa in olive in Apulia: where we stand

Authors:  Maria Saponari, Annalisa Giampetruzzi, Giuliana Loconsole, Donato Boscia, Pasquale Saldarelli. Published: November 2018 Abstract: A dramatic outbreak of Xylella fastidiosa decimating olive was discovered in 2013 in Apulia, Southern Italy. This pathogen is a...

European Research on Emerging Plant Diseases | Book of abstracts

Authors: XF- ACTORS and POnTE * Published: October 24, 2018 Proceedings: This publication collects all the contributions presented during the 2nd Joint Annual Meeting of the POnTE and XF-ACTORS projects in Valencia (Spain), on the emerging plant diseases targeted by...

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