Integrating science on Xanthomonadaceae for integrated plant disease management in Europe
PRECYM (G. Grégori) has participated to the Training School on “Tracking bacteria in planta“.
The 3rd Training School of the EuroXanth COST Action on “Tracking bacteria in planta” took place in Castanet-Tolosan, France, from March 9 to 13, 2020.
This Training School addressed different aspects of in planta analyses (strategies and methods) to study Xanthomonadaceae-plant interactions during the infection process. The Training School started with a presentation of pathosystems differing by their ecology and mechanisms of interactions (Xanthomonas translucens, Xanthomonas campestris, Xylella fastidiosa). Inoculation methods and their impact on patho-assay outcomes have been discussed. Methods of in planta infection monitoring using high-resolution microscopy, flow cytometry, and more classical bacterial population estimation (in planta growth) were presented and practical courses were held on the Cell Biology Platform (Toulouse, France).