Characterisation, ecology and epidemiology of plant pathogenic Pseudomonads of leaf crops.


The project aims at understanding and developing a sustainable controling strategy of the pseudomonas infections on leaf crops. Therefore (i) causative agent will be isolated from vastly developed rib rot and characterised; (ii) infection sources of the bacterial pathogens will be traced by newly developed real-time PCR-based detection method; (iii) pathogenicity factors and their role in plant-pathogen interactions will be studied; (iv) the effect of environmental factors (e.g. irrigation, compostion of soil fertilization etc.) on the pathogen development will be analysed. Two crops – lettuce in greenhouses and leek in open field - are studied as models.

Run time: 
01/01/2005 to 31/12/2008
Coordinator Extern: 
POVLT (Beitem); P. Bleyaert
Project titel (NL): 
Karakterisatie, ecologie en epidemiologie van plantpathogene Pseudomonaden in gewasbladeren.
Project omschrijving (NL): 

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