Xylella Fastidiosa Active Containment Through a multidisciplinary-Oriented Research Strategy

Testing antimicrobial peptide against XylellaAfter 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 by the Erasmus+ program from the European Commission, scientist Aina Baró Sabé from Centro de Innovación y Desarrollo en Sanidad Vegetal – Universitat de Girona, has done an internship of two months (February-March) in Bari (Italy) at the
University of Bari and CNR-IPSP to set experiments under controlled conditions on infected olives and other plants.

Diagnostic tests and isolations will follow in the upcoming months to assess the effectiveness of this first round of applications.