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Microbiology and Pathology of Plants



The activity of this group concentrates on the study of the bacterial and fungal diseases in horticultural and subtropical crops. It is composed of 6 doctors (3 of whom are staff members) and 7 predoctoral researchers. The group carries out its activities in the Department of Microbiology of the UMA and in the Andalusian Institute of Biotechnology (R+D Building of the UMA). It is also the Unit Associated with the CSIC, La Mayora Experimental Station.



Research Topics

  • Biology and pathogenesis of bacteria and phytopathogenous fungi: Infection processes. Analysis and characterisation of virulence factors. Functional and comparative genomic analysis. Pathogen-plant-BCA interactions.
  • Epidemiology and control of illnesses of horticultural and subtropical crops: population dynamics, genetic structure and resistance mechanisms against pesticides. Important diseases: apical necrosis and mango malformation. Avocado root rots. Gourd mildew.
  • Biocontrol. Strategies compatible with ecological agriculture. Biotechnological approaches (application of bacteria or organic amends). Mechanisms involved in biocontrol.

 

Scientific-Technical Services

  • Control strategies and phytosanitary research.
  • Detection of bacteria and fungi in plants.
  • Diagnosis of bacteria and pathogenous fungi.
  • Microbiological and toxicity analyses.
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Main Researcher: ANTONIO DE VICENTE MORENO

PAI Reference: AGR169

Web: http://webdeptos.uma.es/microbiología/enfermicrobiana.htm

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