Milica Raco

Study of viruses infecting Phytophthora cinnamomi and the species included in Phytophthora clade 5

Školitel: Dr. Leticia Botella Sánchez

Instituce: Mendel University in Brno, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology

Obor: Forest Phytology


O mém projektu

The aim of the project is to discover viruses infecting Phytophthora cinamomi and Phytophthora species from clade 5, all of them major destructive crop and forest pathogens. Due to their potential hypovirulent activity, viruses could be used as biological control agents while helping to understand the evolution and origin of their Phytophthora hosts. As the role of viruses in Phytophthora is poorly known, this study will help to better understand the outcome of their biological interaction.