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Features of plant resistance to Xylella fastidiosa | webinar

27 March 2020 @ 10:00 - 11:00

Features of plant resistance to Xylella fastidiosa | webinar

The fourth educational webinar organized by XF-ACTORS will be held on March, 27 2020 (10:00 AM Europe/Brussels time) and it will be led by Dr. Pasquale Saldarelli (IPSP-CNR, Italy) giving an overview of features of resistance to Xylella fastidiosa in grapevine and citrus.

Analogies with similar findings in olive will be reported, with particular emphasis to resistant cultivars Leccino and FS17. Evidence of the existence of resistance traits in olive will be given based on field observations and laboratory experiences. The importance of Xylella abundance in resistance, the role of olive xylem anatomy, the physiological and molecular responses of resistant cultivars to the bacterium will be discussed.

The speaker: Dr. Pasquale Saldarelli

Pasquale Saldarelli, senior researcher at the Institute of Sustainable Plant Protection of the CNR, Italy.
Plant pathologist with main research interests in diseases of grapevine and Mediterranean crops. He described several new viruses and associated diseases using NGS technologies, developed biotechnological methods and tools for virus detection. He devoted his efforts to the study of Xylella fastidiosa outbreak in olive in Apulia, contributing to the genome studies of Italian and Spanish isolates, to the analysis of olive response to the infection, to the description of the microbiome of olives infected by Xylella and to the study of Xylella resistance in olive.
He served in the Scientific Committee of the Italian Society of Plant Pathology and is member of the Scientific Committee of the International Council of Virus and Virus-like Diseases of the grapevine. He participated in several EU projects and is currently responsible of work packages in the H2020 Projects POnTE, XF-ACTORS and BIOVEXO.

The webinar is free of charge, with registration required; the language will be English and its length will be approximately one hour with a share (15′) intended for questions and discussion.

Our fourth live webinar ended; thanks to our speaker – Dr Pasquale Saldarelli – and everyone that tuned in and interacted with us. If you have any comments or proposals you can contact him by e-mail.
The webinar was recorded and it’s available below and on our YouTube channel soon.


27 March 2020
10:00 - 11:00
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