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Virus free Fruit Nurseries

Objective

Fruit trees and grapevine are propagated vegetatively and are often grafted. As a result they suffer from a high number of pathogens such as viruses and viroids, a number of which are causing severe yield losses and reduce the productive life of the affected plants. As these pathogens cannot be controlled by the application of chemicals, the most efficient way to combat them is the production and commercialization of high quality pathogen-tested propagative material. Nevertheless, this procedure is not simple and both academia and private sectors are working towards its improvement. In this direction was built the herein interdisciplinary proposal which brings together academia and private companies to collaborate through their expertise on the following objectives: 1) to identify new viral and viroid strains or species affecting fruit trees and grapevine, 2) to optimise existing and develop novel detection methods and 3) to improve propagation and sanitation methods for producing high quality (virus-tested) plant material of fruit trees and grapevine. In this project diagnostic tools that are currently used in certification programs will be combined with cutting edge technologies such as NGS and Nanobodies. The project has eight academic partners within the EU and associated countries, three within Third Countries and five non-academic partners. The knowledge obtained will be shared among the partners of the proposal and further disseminated to academic institutions, nurseries and other private sectors. Most importantly training of a new generation of researchers will be done in close contact to the needs of both industrial and academic sectors. In conclusion, the results of this proposal will enrich the knowledge on viruses/viroids associated with different diseases, improve the sensitivity of their detection methods, lead to new detection products and further contribute to the improvement of the disseminated propagative material of fruit trees and grapevine.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 189 000

Participants (12)

AGRITEST SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Strada Provinciale Per Casamassima Km 3
70010 Valenzano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BETA FIDAN DOKU KULTURU ISLAH ARGEZIRAAT TARIM SULAMA HAYVANCILIK GIDA TURIZM INSAAT SANAYI TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
Gokbuket Mah Veli Effendi Ciftligi No 2/2
01260 Adana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOREBA AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 4 500
Address
Christoph Merian Ring 7
4153 Reinach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 49 500
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 9 000
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
XILOGIANNIS BROSS UN.CO
Greece
EU contribution
€ 4 500
Address
Filothei Kalamia
47042 Arta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
LIFESEQUENCING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
C Catedratico Dr D Agustin Escardino Benlloch 9 Parque Cientifico De La Universidad De Valencia
46980 Paterna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MUSTAFA KEMAL UNIVERSITY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 148 500
Address
Ataturk Caddesi
31034 Antakya Hatay
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TEKIRDAG NAMIK KEMAL UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 36 000
Address
Namik Kemal University Campus
59030 Tekirdağ
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO VALENCIANO DE INVESTIGACIONES AGRARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Carretera De Moncada Km 10.7
46113 Moncada Valencia
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA BASILICATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 36 000
Address
Via Nazario Sauro 85
85100 Potenza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (4)

INSTITUTE OF PLANT PROTECTION CHINESE ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURE SCIENCES
China
Address
West Yuanmingyuan Road 2
100193 Beijing
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR POLITECNICO DO KWANZA SUL
Angola
Address
Rua 12 De Novembro, Sumbe, Kuanza Sul
129 Sumbe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
South Africa
Address
Lynnwood Road
0002 Pretoria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
South Africa
Address
Victoria Street Administration B Building
7600 Stellenbosch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments