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.
We have neglected our News posts a bit, so here is a summary of some of the recent work published by the community that may be of interested (short list with links to pubmed). . X. fastidiosa populations in South America frequently
Here is the link to this Xylella fastidiosa conference in Spain – LINK From their site: A major scientific conference on European research into Xylella fastidiosa is to be held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, from 13-15 November 2017. The conference
Two peer-reviewed articles that have been recently made available in Plant Pathology demonstrate that X. fastidiosa diversity in Europe, both in nature as well as imported plant material, continues to expand. Five sequence types (i.e. genetic groups) were identified in coffee shipments