Integrated virus
and vector management


The main objective of this research focus is to develop an integrated virus and vector management strategy.

This strategy will include:

  1. Targeting the whitefly vector of begomoviruses, i.e. the Bemisia tabaci, in order to reduce the incidence of begomoviruses such as the Tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus (ToLCNDV).
  2. Developing a vaccination strategy to combat the devastating non-vector transmitted tobamovirus Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV).
  3. Evaluating the performance of natural virus and vector resistances in practical conditions.
  4. Combining different strategies such as vector control, natural resistance and/or vaccination in an integrated virus management approach.

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