Xylella Fastidiosa Active Containment Through a multidisciplinary-Oriented Research Strategy


A selection of relevant contents on Xylella fastidiosa produced by the XF-ACTORS consortium

Results of the interlaboratory evaluation of molecular methods for the detection of Xylella fastidiosa. More than 20 Expert Laboratories participated to this interlaboratory study, which included a Test Performance Study and a Proficiency Test. The results allowed to extend the panel of diagnostic procedures currently used ofr the identification of X. fastidiosa in host plants and insect vectors, as well as to provide evidence of the competence and proficiency of the EU and non-EU laboratories performing diagnostic tests for this priority pathogen.

The main achievements obtained up to date in the research on the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa by POnTE and XF-ACTORS – projects funded by the European Union within the Horizon 2020 programme – have been resumed in a technical report. The document is available in English, Italian, Spanish and French. Versions in other languages are under preparation.

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

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).

A map showing the distribution of Xylella fastidiosa in Apulia from 2013 to 2016 has been produced by researchers of XF-ACTORS project, using the data provided by the Apulian Phytosanitary Authority and Innovapuglia.