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Rapid in-field detection of coconut phytoplasmas in Africa
Description of the rapid 20 minutes in-field system for the 16SrXXII ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma palmicola’ detection in coconut in Africa that the project is developing to improve current efficient management options for the lethal-yellowing type diseases, such as rapid and systematic removal and burning of infected palms, followed by replanting with healthy palms.
Search for alternative host and vectors for ‘Candidatus Liberibacter africanus’ sensu lato in the Western Cape, South Africa
TROPICSAFE is carrying out surveys and characterizations of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter’ lineages, associated with the citrus greening disease, one of the most important citrus pathogens. This work will provide improved knowledge of the potential alternate host plants and insect vectors that can be one of the means of spreading of the pathogen to parts of the world that are currently disease-free.
Evaluation of management strategies for citrus “huanglongbing” in Cuba
Explanation of the results of the management strategy to reducte the impact of “huanglongbing” in Cuba. The main elements of this strategy are an infected-tree eradication; and the implementation of two practices for control of Diaphorina citri, the entomopathogenic fungus Hirsutella sp. and kaolin applications.
Introduction of the main parasitoid of Trioza erytreae into Europe
TROPICSAFE has initiated a classical biological control program to fight the “huanglongbing” disease and its presence in Europe, by the introduction of a natural enemy from its area of origin, the parasitoid Tamarixia dryi (South Africa).
Detection of phytoplasmas in Chile, Italy and South Africa vineyards
Description of the identification of phytoplasmas associated with grapevine yellows diseases that are being carried out in the project. These detection activities are being developed in Chile, Italy, and South Africa with the aim of focusing the disease management efforts.
Preparation of reference material for molecular testing of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma solani’
Analysis of the activity being developed by TROPICSAFE to make available certified material that can be very useful for a fast and accurate detection of grapevine yellows phytoplasmas. The project is working on two types of reference materials for grapevine phytoplasmas, using ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma solani’ associated with “bois noir" as a model.