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Patricia A. Tolocka

Role: Institutional leader

INTA - Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria - Argentine

IPAVE-CIAP-UFYMA-CONICET-INTA – Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria, Argentine

Plant Pathology and Agricultural Modeling Unit, National Scientific and Technical Research Council, National Institute of Agricultural Technology-Argentina.

Researcher at the Institute of Plant Pathology-IPAVE of the Center for Agricultural Research-CIAP, Plant Pathology and Agricultural Modeling Unit-National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (UFYMA-CONICET), National Institute of Agricultural Technology-INTA. She works in the Mycology and Bacteriology Area referring to phytopathogenic bacteria, some of quarantine importance that cause damage to citrus, stone fruit and sugar cane. She is currently working on prospecting, serological-molecular diagnosis and isolation of Xylella fastidiosa strains present in the main productive regions of Argentina. She completed her doctorate under the direction of Ing. Agr. (Dr.) Raquel M. Haelterman on the topic related to the molecular characterization of X. fastidiosa in olive plantations in Argentina, using the multilocus sequence typing-MLST and variable number of tandem repeat analysis-MLVA typing systems. He also worked on the development of a DAS ELISA serological diagnosis system by preparing a reagent from a local strain of X. fastidiosa from Argentina and evaluated the differential behavior of olive cultivars considered tolerant/susceptible implanted in Argentina against to infection with a strain of X. fastidiosa subsp. pauca artificially inoculated under greenhouse conditions.

Role: Representative of Argentina in work tasks WP1, WP2 and WP4.


Mail: tolocka.patricia@inta.gob.ar

Alberto Fereres

Alberto Fereres

Role: Institutional Leader and Task Leader

Full Professor at the Spanish Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas) at the Institute of Agricultural Sciences (ICA-CSIC). More than 35 years of experience in the field of insect feeding behaviour, insect ecology, virus-vector-plant...