Integrated research program towards sustainable resistance against the Tospovirus-thrips pathosystem in crops

Integrated research program towards sustainable resistance against the Tospovirus-thrips pathosystem in crops

Organisatie-onderdeel

TKI TU

Projectcode

LWV20105

MMIP

Landbouw, Water, Voedsel>Sleuteltechnologieën LWV>Biotechnologie en Veredeling

Startdatum

01/04/21

Einddatum

31/12/24

Samenvatting

Tospoviruses are a threat of crops due to their extensive host range and worldwide distribution. They have devastating effects on plants with losses of +100 M€/y. These viruses are transmitted by thrips. Control of thrips with insecticides has poor efficacy, while these chemicals contaminate our ecosystem, thereby exerting a negative impact on our biodiversity. To tackle this societal and economical challenge, this integrated program studies virus, plant, and vector to uncover mechanisms that allow breeders to screen for variation in plants.

Naam projectleider

Harrold van den Burg