Fördersumme: 22.700.000 Euro
Plant viruses and their vectors cause serious economic losses, limit European crop production, and have negative effects on the quality and safety of food. The use of genetic resistance is one of the best ways to control plant viruses/vectors. ResistVir aims to improve co-ordination of research on genetic resistance to plant pathogenic viruses/vectors, in European crops. This will ultimately result in new sources and mechanisms of sustainable resistance to plant viruses/vectors, being used in conventional and GM crops, and in decreased pesticide usage.
A database dedicated to the current European research activities on plant genetic resistances to pathogenic viruses and their vectors in European crops has been initiated by this co-ordination action. Data about the research groups, their projects and their results are recorded in that database, as well as methods, technologies and resources used to control plant viruses. Documents and results related to that database project are available on this web site.