Xylella Fastidiosa Active Containment Through a multidisciplinary-Oriented Research Strategy

XF-ACTORS Digital Research Object Portal

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.


Xylella fastidiosa found on olive trees in France

Last Friday France’s agriculture ministry said that two decorative olive trees in the PACA region (southern France) were found to be infected with Xylella fastidiosa.  The two plants were one in Antibes and the other in Menton: the last one was infected by the same...

Revealed: The secret life of the spittlebug

Citizen scientists have provided a wealth of new data on a curious insect that makes blobs of spittle on plants. More than 11,000 sightings of the spittlebug, or froghopper, have been recorded across the UK, with the south of England proving a stronghold. The...

First report of Xylella fastidiosa in Israel

The NPPO of Israel recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first record of Xylella fastidiosa (EPPO A2 List) on its territory. During a survey carried out in 2017-2018, a few symptomatic almond (Prunus dulcis) trees were discovered and subsequently eradicated....

An overview on the worldwide vectors of Xylella fastidiosa

Authors: Daniele Cornara; Anna Markheiser; Marina Morente Díaz; Nicola Bodino. Published: July 2019 Abstract: The Gram-negative bacterium Xylella fastidiosa causes disease in a number of important crops and plants within natural ecosystems. Most notable among these...

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