Weekly Webinar on Xylella fastidiosa

Weekly Webinar on Xylella fastidiosa

The University of Berkeley (USA) will organize weekly seminars on Xylella fastidiosa drom January 26 until April 27, 2021, to present the various disciplines and tools that aid in the study and understanding of the many interactions between Xylella fastidiosa, its insect vectors, and their plant hosts, as well as the implications that these interactions have on plant disease epidemics, the environment, and society.
The following programme is scheduled:
January 26, Steven White, Modelling the spread of Xylella fastidiosa
February 2, Sabina Avosani, Philaenus spumarius: from behaviours to vibrational manipulation
February 9, Biagio DiSalvo, Interactions between X. fastidiosa and grapevine endophytic bacteria
February 16, Christian Colella, Global Pathogens, Local Pathologies: Social Movements and Scientific Knowledge in the Case of Xylella fastidiosa in Italy
February 23, Qing Ge, Relationship between Cu homeostasis and virulence of X. fastidiosa
March 2, Daniel White, Fluid dynamics simulations suggest novel targets for fighting plant diseases caused by Xylella fastidiosa
March 9, Mario Pagano, Someone to blame: the Italian Xylella case before the European Court of Justice
March 16, Ofir Bahar, Xylella fastidiosa outbreak in Israel
March 23, Marina Monte, Host plant selection by Philaenus spumarius nymphs: using the ground cover as a population control strategy
March 30, Michael O’Leary, Restriction-modification systems and nanopore-derived methylation patterns in Xylella fastidiosa
April 6, Vinton Thompson, The biology of spittlebugs in relation to Xylella – some consequences of xylem feeding as a lifestyle
April 13, Gianni Gilioli, A spatial epidemiological model describing the local disease dynamics of Xylella fastidiosa
April 20, Kasia Rybak, How the Arabidopsis immune system responds to Xylella fastidiosa
April 27, Miguel Romàn -Ecija, Phenotypic and genomic traits potentially associated with plant colonization and pathogenicity of two Spanish strains of Xylella fastidiosa subsp. multiplex ST6

The webinars will be approximately 40 min in length with 10-15 additional minutes allocated for questions at the end. Webinars will be broadcasted via Zoom (talks will not be recorded).Registration is possible via the link:

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