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Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA) 2019

GeMed : Prevention and control of new and invasive geminiviruses infecting vegetables in the Mediterranean

France ; Italy ; Morocco ; Tunisia ; Jordan

Long-term Europe-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership for Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture

Titre : GeMed : Prevention and control of new and invasive geminiviruses infecting vegetables in the Mediterranean

Pays/Région : France ; Italy ; Morocco ; Tunisia ; Jordan

Date : Start date 2019-07-01 End date 2022-06-30

Identifiant : 190-GEMED
Type de projet : Applied research project

Objectif
Prevention and control of these viruses is the major objective of GeMed project. The specific objectives, tackled by virologists, entomologists, geneticists, breeders, biologists and computer scientists are to :

1. broaden the knowledge of the ecology of new and potentially invasive geminiviruses with the involvement of partners located at the four cardinal points of the Mediterranean ;

2. understand outbreak phenomena of invasive recombinant geminiviruses with field observations and analysis of plant-virus interaction using resistance- breaking viral clones and deep small RNA-ome and transcriptome sequencing and bioinformatics ;

3. diversify integrated pest management solutions against insect vectors with plant derived metabolites and against viruses with RNA vaccination of crop plants.

The innovation potential of GeMed is in the exploration of molecular mechanisms underpinning an outbreak phenomenon, the search of new resistance genes, and validation of exogenous RNAi based plant protection approaches.

Présentation
Stakeholder knowledge and the potential of exploitation and dissemination of the result is embedded in the consortium with full participation of two seed companies and the association with various professional organisations interested in GeMed. Larger dissemination will be done via International plant protection organisations (EPPO, ProMED).

Coordinateur : Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD)
Partenaires : National Research Council, Italy (CNR) Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA-MAROC) Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique de Tunisie (INRAT) Al-Balqa Applied University Gautier Semences Esasem Spa

Financement principal : Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) (H2020)
Budget : 916 545 EUR

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