Euphresco PHYLIB II

The biology and epidemiology of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum and potato phytoplasmas and their contribution to risk management in potato and other crops

Project start date: March 2016

Project duration: 3 years

Project coordinators: Jennifer Sjölund and Colin Jeffries

PHYLIB II is a Euphresco Project involving 17 research partners from 14 different countries. It is coordinated under the Euphresco Network which supports phytosanitary policy and operations, as well as improving European phytosanitary science capability. PHYLIB II is a follow on project from PHYLIB: Epidemiology and diagnosis of potato Phytoplasmas and ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ and their contribution to risk management  (2012-2014); See also the PHYLIB I End of Project Meeting page.


Presentations from the first PhyLibII meeting, held at the University of Bologna, Italy, 27-28 April 2017

A. Bertaccini. Welcome Address. University of Bologna (UniBo), Italy

M.J. Sjolund, C. Jeffries, M. Carnegie, A.F.C. Greenslade, D. Ouvrard, F. Highet, D.M. Kenyon, J.R. Bell. EUPHRESCO & PhyLibII and the detection of vectors in Scotland. Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA), UK

K. De Jonghe. Investigation of the presence of phytoplasmas and ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ in potato and carrot in Belgium and tracking their (potential) vectors. Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO), Belgium

N. Tjou-Tam-Sin, M. Bergsma-Vlami, J. van de Bilt, P. Gorkink, M. Westenberg, B. van de Vossenberg. The Netherlands’ CLso* survey up to 2016 and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) in carrot survey. Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA), Netherlands

R.A. Gottsberger & C. Lethmayer. Austrian activities on the ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ outbreak: host plant and vector monitoring around Innsbruck (Tyrol). Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), Austria

M. Pirhonen. Present situation with `Ca. Liberibacter solanacearum´ in Finland. University of Helsinki, (UHE) Finland

E. Satta, S. Paltrinieri, A. Bertaccini. Methods to distinguish phytoplasmas and haplotypes of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’. University of Bologna (UniBo), Italy

M. Loiseau, A.-C. Le Roux, I. Renaudin. The project to study the epidemiology of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ in susceptible crops in France. French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) & Fédération Nationale des Producteurs de Plants de Pommes de Terre (FN3PT), France

E. Back, A. Philip, M.J. Sjölund, C. Jeffries, D.M. Kenyon. Transmission of CaLsol from seed to seedlings. Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA), UK

V. Ilardi, V. Lumia, E. Di Nicola, M. Tavazza. ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ in Carrot, Parsley and Celery seeds sold in Italy. Plant Pathology Research Centre in Rome (CREA), Italy

Y. Shneyder. Methods of diagnostic of ‘Ca. Liberibacter solanacearum’ used in Russia and future plans. All-Russian Plant Quarantine Center (VNIIKR), Russia

T. Dreo. dPCR as a tool for quantification of target sequences for diagnostic and research purposes. National Institute of Biology (NIB), Slovenia