LIFE MycoRestore in Uppsala thanks to a STM-CNR grant

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Dr. Angela Frascella, researcher employed with LIFE Mycorestore at IPSP-CNR won a CNR Short Term Mobility (STM) presenting the project: “Study of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Clonostachys rosea for the biological control of Ink disease of Chestnut tree”. The study trip was carried out at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala (Sweden) in collaboration with the research group of Prof. Magnus Karlsson. The aim of the project was to compare the efficacy of the C. rosea isolate (wild type) sampled in the San Godenzo demonstration area, within the LIFE MycoRestore project, with a wild type isolated in Sweden and 9 its mutants, in the biocontrol of P. cambivora and H. abietinum. The analysis and comparison of the VOCs profiles of all C. rosea isolates will allow the identification of volatile secondary metabolites involved in the biocontrol of the target pathogens.