Life2012 ENV/IT000336 After-Cu

2014 - 2015
Title: 
Anti-infective environmental friendly molecules against plant pathogenic bacteria for reducing Cu
Principal Investigator: 
Emilia Bramanti
Project type: 
PI.ICCOM

Abstract

The AFTER-CU project will aim to demonstrate the use of innovative anti-infective peptide-based molecules for the environmentally friendly and sustainable control of bacterial diseases of plants. The goal of AFTER-CU is to demonstrate in vitro and in vivo the effectiveness of anti-infective peptides, by oprimized field treatments on several model plants (olive, kiwi, citrus) in order to replace the application of copper compounds in conventional and organic agriculture to avoid the environmental risk with bacterial phytopathogens and according to restrictions recently established on this topic within the EU countries.