Diagnosing banana diseases in the field
The banana plant is threatened by various diseases, which lead to significant yield losses in banana fruit production worldwide. Given that bananas are the most consumed fruit in Europe, the EU-funded INDICANTS project proposes to develop a number of tools that can be used directly on site to diagnose banana diseases caused by bacteria or fungi. In particular, a point of care diagnostics kit capable of detecting multiple pathogens at once is expected to significantly improve the efficiency of surveillance and plant disease management. The project's deliverables can be immediately implemented to improve the productivity of bananas and ensure food security.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-GF - Global Fellowships
Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.