You can now see slides for most talks. Kudos to EFSA for making these available. LINK
You can download it HERE
Maria Saponari, one of the leading scientists in Italy studying the X. fastidiosa epidemic in olive trees, received the International Guido Dorso Award in Rome yesterday. It is a very well deserved recognition to a scientist that has already done
There are now additional reports of X. fastidiosa from Spain, including grapevines in Mallorca (link) and new areas in Valencia (link).
Work by Lindsey Burbank and Christopher Van Horn (USDA-ARS) demonstrating that plasmid transfer via conjugation occurs in X. fastidiosa has just been published in the Journal of Bacteriology (ABSTRACT). Previous work by Drake Stenger and Elizabeth Rogers suggested that conjugation occurs in nature,
Curious about how things happen in the European Commission? Me too. This page (and associated links) provides insights into policy making related to plant health. In this specific case, it provides a summary of the status of X. fastidiosa outbreaks in
Registration is open for the Xylella fastidiosa conference organized by several European agencies. The program has also been released. LINK
Here is the LINK, in Spanish.