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The occurrence of interaction between insects and fungi is interesting from an ecological point of view, particularly when these interactions involve insect pests and plant pathogens within an agroecosystem. In this study, we aimed to perform an accurate analysis on the fungal microbiota associated to Bactrocera oleae (Rossi) through a metabarcoding(More)
Tests on phased array radar systems are typically performed in far field test ranges, which, in the case of large radar antennas, imply very large distances, an uncontrolled outdoor environment and limitations on the number of test probes to be deployed. This paper summarizes and compares the main techniques that can be used in an anechoic chamber in order(More)
A duplex qPCR detection method was developed to detect and quantify Colletotrichum godetiae and C. acutatum sensu stricto (s.s.) in olive tissues. The method proved highly specific and sensitive with a detection limit of 10 pg for each pathogen. The analysis of green and senescent leaves, fertilized fruitlets with floral residues, green fruit and(More)
Citrus greasy spot (CGS) is a disease of citrus with worldwide distribution and recent surveys have revealed a high level of incidence and severity of symptoms of the disease in Sicily, southern Italy. Although Mycosphaerel la citri (anamorph Zasmidium citri-griseum) and other related species are generally considered as causal agents, the etiology of CGS is(More)
A metagenomic approach based on the use of genus specific primers was developed and utilized to characterize Colletotrichum species associated with the olive phyllosphere and carposphere. Selected markers enabled the specific amplification of almost the entire ITS1-5.8S-ITS2 region of the rDNA and its use as barcode gene. The analysis of different olive(More)
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