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The course will provide basic knowledge about the most important grape diseases and pathogens, necessary to achieve a good understanding of plant-pathogen interactions, dignostic approaches and of the main priciples of disease management.
Basic concepts on disease. Pathogenicity and virulence factors.Plant-pathogen interactions: susceptibility and resistance. General overwiew of biotic and abiotic disease agents. Description of symptoms. Biology and disease cycle of main groups of plant pathogens: fungi, bacteria, viruses and phytoplasmas. Abiotic stresses that commonly cause diseases on grape.
Basic concepts of epidemiology, mathematical models of epidemics, with a few examples related to grape diseases. Approaches to diagnosis. Traditional and advanced diagnostic techniques. Plant disease management with traditional, integrated and biological control practices. Phytosanitary legislation and certification.
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