National Research Council, Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, Italy
National Research Council, Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, Sesto fiorentino, Italy
Invasion ecology. Biogeographic patterns and determinants of invasion by alien forest pathogens; Monitoring and early detection of invasive pathogens; impact of climate change on pathogens invasion processes. Interactions between native and alien organisms (insects and pathogens).
Host-pathogen-environment interaction. Genetic variability of disease resistance, Mechanisms of resistance to pathogens, mechanisms of disease escape, pathogen population genetics by physio-morphological and molecular markers.
Genetics of pathogens populations.
Breeding for resistance to pathogens. Selection of trees resistant to pathogens by controlled crossing and artificial inoculations. Adaptive trials.
Conservation of genetic resources of endangered species, mainly focus on elm. Studies on adaptive characters connected with resistance to pathogens. Genetic studies on trees marginal endangered populations.
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