Abstracts of presentations at the XXIV Congress of the Italian Phytopathological Society
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Structure and dynamics of airborne fungal populations in organic and conventional vineyards
A. Abdelfattah1, A. Ippolito2, M. Wisniewski3, S. Pangallo1, S. Scibetta1, S. Mosca1, M.G. Li Destri Nicosia1, G.E. Agosteo1, G. Magnano di San Lio1, S.O. Cacciola4, L. Schena1
1Universita' degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy;2Department of Soil, Plant, and Food Sciences, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy;3USDA ARS, Kearneysville, WV, USA; 4Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Catania, Catania, Italy. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent studies have demonstrated the presence of a huge number of microorganisms in air samples. However, the relationship between the plant microbiome and the fungi present in the air surrounding the plant has not been intensively investigated. The structure and dynamics of airborne fungal communities associated to grapevine in organic and conventional vineyards were characterized in this study. Seven phyla,...