Plant Hosts of Apple Proliferation Phytoplasma


Plant Hosts of Apple Proliferation Phytoplasma


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Apple Proliferation: A Joint Review

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Katrin Janik, Dana Barthel, Tiziana Oppedisano, and Gianfrano Anfora


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In the last years the cooperation between the Fondazione Edmund Mach (Trentino) and the Laimburg Research Center (South Tyrol) was intensified to bundle the expertise of both research institutions. The cooperation in the field of apple proliferation (AP) disease became exemplary of how good scientific collaborations between the partner institutions is supposed to be. Both provinces - Trentino and South Tyrol - have large areas of apple cultivation, which were affected by recurrent outbreaks of apple proliferation disease. It was therefore evident that relevant discoveries can only be achieved in close collaboration and exchange. We discussed, planned, worked together, argued, but altogether and most important we grew as a team. The complexity of the topic is reflected by the different scientific and technical backgrounds of the researchers involved in the projects. This work was also possible thanks to the external contribution of prestigious national and international researchers known for their studies on apple proliferation. It should thus not be concealed that we are proud of what we achieved together in the last years. These achievements are reflected by numerous scientific publications, presentations and by this book that we edit as a joint work. The book is aimed at scientists in the field, local farmers, students and anyone who is interested in apple proliferation. We provide an overview of the current state of apple proliferation related research (with a focus on Trentino and South Tyrol) and provide an extended list of references for further reading. The book is available in three languages, Italian, German and English to make its content accessible to national and international readers. Our collaboration is ongoing and we are curious to see which interesting discoveries the future will bring.



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Fondazione Edmund Mach & Laimburg Nature and Science


Apples, Trentino, South Tyrol


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Plant Hosts of Apple Proliferation Phytoplasma