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The potential of grafting susceptible cultivars onto resistant rootstocks was evaluated for the control of Verticillium wilt in olive. Clones of the cultivars ‘Frantoio’ (highly resistant), ‘Coratina’ (susceptible) and ‘Leccino’ (highly susceptible) were used as scions and rootstocks in all combinations, inoculated by root-dipping with a defoliating (D)(More)
Screening for resistance to powdery mildew of Solanum melongena and wild related species was made in the field under natural infection conditions. A total of 172 accessions originating from several geographical parts of the world were tested. Single plant selection for resistance was carried out and open-pollination was used. Most S. melongena accessions(More)
Our objective was to evaluate if natural recovery may be exploited in disease control of Verticillium wilt in olive. Therefore, we evaluated the following: the incidence of natural recovery; the Verticillium dahliae viability within olive tissues over time and the effectiveness of soil solarization, calcium cyanamide and pollarding of trees at soil level in(More)
Systemin is a plant signal peptide hormone involved in the responses to wounding and insect damage in the Solanaceae family. It works in the same signaling pathway of jasmonic acid (JA) and enhances the expression of proteinase inhibitors. With the aim of studying a role for systemin in plant antiviral responses, a tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) transgenic(More)
Plant viruses are obligate parasites that exploit host components for replication and spread inside the host. Transport of the viral genome is enabled by movement proteins (MPs) targeting the cell periphery to mediate passage throughout plasmodesmata (PD). Pectin methylesterase (PME) is one of the critical host factors facilitating MPs in PD gating, and a(More)
The virulence of three strains of Beauveria bassiana and one of Metarhizium anisopliae was tested against Trialeurodes vaporariorum and its parasitoid Encarsia formosa in laboratory assays. These strains were previously selected for their virulence against Galleria mellonella and Tenebrio molitor. The commercial B. bassiana strain ATCC 74040, both as pure(More)
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