Using insects to detect, monitor and predict the distribution of Xylella fastidiosa: a case study in Corsica Astrid Cruaud, Anne-Alicia Gonzalez, Martin Godefroid, Sabine Nidelet, Jean-Claude Streito, Jean-Marc Thuillier, Jean-Pierre Rossi, Sylvain Santoni, Jean-Yves Rasplus doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/241513 This article is
Experimental research is laborious and takes time, but it is necessary. Congratulations to authors for pursuing a technically challenging project; a key a milestone in learning how to manage this olive disease in Italy. Isolation and pathogenicity of Xylella fastidiosa
You can now see slides for most talks. Kudos to EFSA for making these available. LINK
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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