Oomycetes have a worldwide distribution and are destructive and highly adaptable pathogens, infecting vascular plants, fish, insects, fungi and occasionally humans.
They include pathogens of agricultural crops, such as the causal agent of potato blight Phytophthora infestans, forestry, and (re)emerging diseases such as fish saprolegniosis that pose global threats to food security and natural ecosystems.
The research focuses on the study of oomycete-host interactions to develop strategies for sustained disease control in agriculture, ecosystems and aquaculture.
The project brings together a multidisciplinary team including some of Europe’s leading researchers in the field, SMEs, multinational companies and government agencies, to train the next generation of European researchers to address these challenges.
TYPE OF ACTION
Università degli Studi della Tuscia
Anna Maria Vettraino
DEPARTMENT OF UNIVERSITY
DIBAF: department for innovation in biological, agri-food and forestry systems