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Solanum violifolium as a natural host for three different viruses transmitted by Brevipalpus mites: a model for the study of the interaction among these viruses

Grant number: 22/05043-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2022
Effective date (End): April 30, 2023
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy - Plant Health
Principal Investigator:Elliot Watanabe Kitajima
Grantee:Gustavo Verruma Bernardi
Host Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:19/25078-9 - Genomics and trascriptome of virus-vector-host plant relationship in the pathosytem of Brevipalpus transmitted viruses; systematic and evolution of Brevipalpus mites and their endosymbionts; new strategies to manage citrus Leprosis in the S. Paulo State, AP.TEM


Solanum violifolium, a creeping solanaceous ornamental is susceptible in nature to three Bravipalpus mite-transmitted viruses (BTV), respectively the cileviruses Solanum violifolium ringspot and Passion fruit green spot, and the dichorhavirus Cestrum ringspot. Being an herbaceous plant, easily cultivated and maintained, constitutes a suitable experimental model to study the interaction among these viruses in mixed infections, a facet little explored so far, in studies involving BTV. Evaluation of symptom expression, interference, cytopathology, and neurotransmission in single, double, and triple infection of these VTB will be made.(AU)

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