Giovanni Bubici

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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