Participation of AREA scientists at research seminars

Dr. Katarina Gašić, research associate at the Institute for Plant Protection and Environment, Serbia gave a seminar entitled: “Postdoctoral specialization experience from Bologna University, Italy”. The seminar was held on June 24, 2015 in the Amphitheater 11/III at the Faculty of Agriculture with the beginning at 13.30 h. Presentation was about postdoctoral studies, and cooperation between Serbian and Italian research institutions ( Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine - Plant Pathology Department) in the field of plant bacteriology. Also, presentation gave participants insight into current approaches for the identification and characterization of seed-borne and seed-transmitted bacteria, development of testing methods used for routine diagnosis of seed-transmitted bacterial plant pathogens, chemical treatments which can effectively used for seed disinfection, and the role of beneficial bacteriophage in disease management. Research focus was on Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis, Xanthomonas vesicatoria and Acidovorax citrulli.

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