Short Description of the Project
ExoPeach2Ηealth will provide the opportunity to create an invaluable link betweenthe dynamic industrial partner of this proposal and the research community regarding the peach leaf curl disease. Systematic study of the epidemiology, the pathogen population diversity, the valid, early and accurate molecular detectionwould undoubtedly have significant benefits in the efforts of integrated management of the disease. The evaluation of novel management programs will allow the usage of eco-friendly fungicides, avoiding any possible occurrence of pathogens resistance. Finally, the investigation of the genetic mechanisms conferring varieties tolerance against this disease by employing -omics technologies and molecular functional markers would contribute to the creation of superior pre-breeding material.