Counteracting Xylella threat with a multidisciplinary research approach

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Twenty-nine partners from 14 countries, including 4 non-European research centers from USA, Brazil, Costa Rica and Taiwan. XF – ACTORS is the first international research project in Europe entirely devoted to research on the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa (Xf). It is composed by a large international consortium, involving research institutions, international organizations, universities, etc. The consortium includes all the countries where the pathogen is established and relevant research programs have been already undertaken. Other countries where there is a risk of introduction are also involved.

XF – ACTORS research activities cover different topics related to Xf bacterium, such as biology, genetics and pathogenicity of Xf; ecology and control of Xf vectors; surveillance programs: tools for early detection and remote sensing approaches; eco-epidemiology and risk assessment of Xf disease; innovative and sustainable strategies for the control of Xylella-induced diseases; plant health management.
The CMCC Foundation is partner of the project and it’s mainly involved in knowledge transfer and applied research activities.

Do you want to know more about this project? A new factsheet is online (available for download here).

Several events, such as international workshops, progress meetings, stakeholder platform events, educational webinars, round tables of capacity building, etc will be organised to share knowledge about the project development and outputs.

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