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Pathologie vegetale

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Morris, C. E., Lamichhane, J. R., Nikolic, I., Stanković, S., Moury, B. (2019). The overlapping continuum of host range among strains in the Pseudomonas syringae complex. Phytopathology Research, 1:4, 16 p. DOI : 10.1186/s42483-018-0010-6

The overlapping continuum of host range among strains in the Pseudomonas syringae complex

Morris, C. E., Lamichhane, J. R., Nikolic, I., Stanković, S., Moury, B.
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Leyronas, C., Bardin, M., Berthier, K., Duffaud, M., Troulet, C., Torres, M., Villeneuve, F., Nicot, P. C. (2018). Assessing the phenotypic and genotypic diversity of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in France. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 152 (4), 933-944. DOI : 10.1007/s10658-018-1493-9

Assessing the phenotypic and genotypic diversity of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in France

Leyronas, C., Bardin, M., Berthier, K., Duffaud, M., Troulet, C., Torres, M., Villeneuve, F., Nicot, P. C.
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Bardin, M., Leyronas, C., Troulet, C., Morris, C. E. (2018). Striking similarities between Botrytis cinerea from non-agricultural and from agricultural habitats. Frontiers in Plant Science, 9, 1820. DOI : 10.3389/fpls.2018.01820

Striking similarities between Botrytis cinerea from non-agricultural and from agricultural habitats

Bardin, M., Leyronas, C., Troulet, C., Morris, C. E.
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Gallois, J.-L., Moury, B., German-Retana, S. (2018). Role of the genetic background in resistance to plant viruses. International journal of molecular sciences, 19 (10), 2856. , DOI : 10.3390/ijms19102856

Lavender decline in France is associated with chronic infection by lavender-specific strain of “Candidatus Phytoplasma solani”

Sémétey, O., Gaudin, J., Danet, J.-L., Salar, P., Theil, S., Fontaine, M., Krausz, M., Chaisse, E., Eveillard, S., Verdin, E., Foissac, X.
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Leyronas, C., Chretien, P. L., Troulet, C., Duffaud, M., Villeneuve, F., Morris, C. E., Hunyadi, H. (2018). First report of Fusarium proliferatum causing garlic clove rot in France. Plant Disease, 102 (12), 2658. DOI : 10.1094/PDIS-06-18-0962-PDN

First report of Fusarium proliferatum causing garlic clove rot in France

Leyronas, C., Chretien, P. L., Troulet, C., Duffaud, M., Villeneuve, F., Morris, C. E., Hunyadi, H.
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Piry, S., Berthier, K., Streiff, R., Cros-Arteil, S., Foucart, A., Tatin, L., Bröder, L., Hochkirch, Chapuis, M. P. (2018). Fine-scale interactions between habitat quality and genetic variation suggest an impact of grazing on the critically endangered Crau Plain grasshopper (Pamphagidae: Prionotropis rhodanica). Journal of Orthoptera Research, 27 (1), 61-73. DOI : 10.3897/jor.27.15036

Fine-scale interactions between habitat quality and genetic variation suggest an impact of grazing on the critically endangered Crau Plain grasshopper (Pamphagidae: Prionotropis rhodanica)

Piry, S., et al.
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Maisonneuve, B., Pitrat, M., Gognalons, P., Moury, B. (2018). Growth stage-dependent resistance to the potyviruses lettuce Italian necrotic virus and Lettuce mosaic virus displayed by Lactuca sativa introgression lines carrying the Mo3 locus from L. virosa. Plant Pathology, 67 (9), 2013-2018. DOI : 10.1111/ppa.12909

Growth stage-dependent resistance to the potyviruses lettuce Italian necrotic virus and Lettuce mosaic virus displayed by Lactuca sativa introgression lines carrying the Mo3 locus from L. virosa

Maisonneuve, B. et al.
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Welcome

For a sustainable protection of vegetable crops

Our research is focused on bacterial, fungal and viral diseases of fruits and vegetables typically produced in the Mediterranean basin. Studies are also conducted on Ceratocystis canker of plane trees and viral diseases of ornamental crops.

Our long term goal is the development of rational and efficient disease control methods that are compatible with a sustainable and high quality production. The methods for disease avoidance (prophylaxis) that we develop are based on:

  • early and effective diagnosis,
  • cultivation of plant varieties with durable disease resistance,
  • use of pre-emptive biological control agents,
  • predicting disease by understanding the ecology and evolution of plant pathogens and disease epidemiology.

Our research relies on a close partnership with stakeholders in agricultural development and scientific cooperation on the national and international levels. This work is integrated into the research networks for Integrated Horticultural Production and for Adaptation to Global Change of the INRA-PACA Center.

Our unit has 42 permanent staff as well as young scientists pursuing training. The work of the 2 research teams (Mistral and Virology) is facilitated by: