The scientific journal Phytopathologia Mediterranea published at the end of December the first scientific study developed by the Molecular Biology team of the of the Center for Research and Innovation (CRI) of Viña Concha y Toro, with the collaboration of the University of Talca and the Catholic University of Maule, which reports on the company’s Strategic program of plant health and genetic resources.
Felipe Gainza, Leader of I+D+i in Molecular Biology of the CRI, explains: ‘This work shows the development and application of a highly sensitive diagnostic methodology (qPCR), which is used to diagnose wood diseases in vineyards with a considerable reduction in the time of obtaining these results.’
Thanks to the findings obtained from this study, the Center has been able to advance its project of maping out its vineyards and determining the relative distribution and incidence of these diseases. This undoubtedly allows us to move forward in the development of new effective mitigation strategies-including Eutypa lata, recently reported in Chile and where the CRI was also a participant.
To review the latest article of the CRI in the scientific journal Phytopathologia Mediterranea, click here.