Institute of Plant Virology

The Institute of Plant Virology (IVV) represents the most important and the largest research group in the field of plant virology in Italy.  The staff (47 people) is divided into a central Headquarter (Turin) and two Support Units (Grugliasco and Bari). The Institute belongs to the Agricultural and Food Department of the Italian National Research Council (CNR).

The mission of the Institute is to develop research programs about viruses and virus-like agents (such as viroids and phytoplasmas) that cause plant diseases.

The understanding of the molecular basis of viral infection and the study of the interactions among plant hosts, virus/virus-like agents and their vectors are instrumental in defining, validating and applying control and defence strategies against these infective agents, with the aim of improving the quality and the quantity of plant productions and their economic and environmental sustainability.

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News

International symposium on the European outbreak of Xylella fastidiosa in olive

The Institute of Plant Virology (CNR, Bari), the Department of Soil, Plant and Food Science of the University of Bari, the Research Center “Basile Caramia” (CRSFA) of Locorotondo, Bari, and the National and Regional Plant Health Services are pleased to announce the “International Symposium on the European outbreak of Xylella fastidiosa in olive”, to be [...]

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V2P2repository project kick-off

V2P2repository: digitizing, storing, preserving, searching, exploiting, sharing data from the research in the field of plant, (micro)organism, virus interactions. This project is partially funded by MIUR in the framework of the Scientific Dissemination programs (Annual Projects, L.6/2000, D.D. 369/Ric. del 26/06/2012) which involves three CNR Institutes: Institute of Plant Virology (IVV), Institute of Plant Protection [...]

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A cartoon illustrating plant virus replication

The gorgeous Virginia Tobamo, also known as tobacco mosaic virus, explains how she manages to enter the cell, replicate and finally conquer the whole plant. The cartoon, which is intended to show the replication of a plant virus, has been realized by Unito Media, the Web TV of the University of Turin (Italy) and by [...]

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Petition – Secure the EU research budget for a future-oriented Europe!

Priority for the research budget is crucial for achieving economic prosperity and solutions for global challenges. The petition is coordinated by the Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE). Sign the petition at http://www.no-cuts-on-research.eu/

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Science Festival 2012

Once again this year the Institute of Plant Virology will take part in the Science Festival. The tenth edition  will be held in Genoa from 25 October to 4 November 2012. Imagination will be the keyword. IVV is organizing a laboratory for children, boys and girls (8-13 years old) called “C’era una volta un virus… [...]

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Projects update

GrapeEpigenPlasticity
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V2P2 repository
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NEBBIOLO EPIGENOMICS: epigenetic modifications in grapevine caused by genotype/environment interactions
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Improvement of autochthonous grape varieties of Calabria Region
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NEBBIOLO GENOMICS
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Recents pubblications

Molecular characterization of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus in Montenegro
Evaluation of Streptomyces spp. for the biological control of corky root of tomato and Verticillium wilt of eggplant
Investigation on clonal variants within the hazelnut (Corylus avellana L.) cultivar ‘Tonda Gentile delle Langhe’

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Congressi e Workshop 2014

Joint EFSA-EPPO Workshop on ‘Data collection and information sharing in plant health’. Parma , 1-3 aprile 2014 SIGA - Società Italiana Genetica Agraria   58.mo Convegno Annuale Alghero (SS), Settembre 2014

Società scientifiche

EPSO - The European Plant Science Organisation AISSA - Associazione Italiana Società Scientifiche Agrarie SOI - Società di Ortoflorofrutticoltura Italiana SIPaV - Società Italiana di Patologia Vegetale SIV - Società Italiana di Virologia SIGA - Società Italiana Genetica Agraria ACOVIT - Associazione Costitutori Viticoli Italiani

Materiale scientifico