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Paola Minardi

Assistant professor

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Academic discipline: AGR/12 Plant Pathology

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2020: International Year of Plant Health (IYPH)

FAO labels 2020 as International Year of Plant Health with the main objective of raising awareness among the major interest groups, policy makers and public opinion on the importance and the impact of plant health on issues of global importance, including food safety, hunger, poverty and threats to ...

A global surveillance system for crop diseases

A Global Surveillance System (GSS) to improve responses to unexpected crop disease spread. GSS will extend and adapt established biosecurity practices and networking facilities enabling countries and regions to quickly respond to emerging disease outbreaks. Science 364 https://science.sciencemag.org/content/364/6447/1237 ...

Long-term thermal sensitivity of Earth’s tropical forests

A key uncertainty in climate change models is the thermal sensitivity of tropical forests and how this value might influence carbon fluxes. Science 368 https://science.sciencemag.org/content/368/6493/869

Plant Health: a One-Health Vision - July 15, 2020

Round table with representatives of scientific societies, academies and ministries for the "International Year of Plant Health" organized by the Italian Society of Plant Pathology (SIPaV) in collaboration with the Italian National Academy of Entomology, the Italian Entomological Society and the Italian ...

EFSA Activities on Horizon Scanning for Plant Health - 9 June 2020

Webinar organised by EFSA’s plant health in the International Year of Plant Health in which the new EU Plant Health Law is fully applied. The horizon scanning activities, focusing on the screening methodology and results wil be presented. June 9, 2020 - 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm https://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/events/event/webinar-efsa-activities-horizon-scanning-plant-health ...

Festival of Plant Health 2020. Plant health, global health - 4 June 2020

Presentation of the "Plant Health 2020 Festival - Plant health, global health" in live streaming on La Stampa.it and Facebook, thursday 4 june at 18.30. https://planthealth2020.di.unito.it/

Degree dissertations

Oxidative stress by hydrogen peroxide: effect on Pseudomonas syringae. The actinorhizal symbiosis: isolation and preliminary characterization of Frankia strains. Molecular characterization of Coniothyrium minitans strains, hyperparasitic of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Evaluation of ...

PhD Thesis

Epidemiological studies on Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae, the causal agent of bacterial canker in kiwifruit. Virulence and genetic variation of Erwinia amylovora strains associated with infection of different host plants.

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