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Epidemiological components, damage characterization and control of tropical and temperate rusts at a global climate change scenario

Grant number: 19/13191-5
Support Opportunities:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: March 01, 2020 - February 28, 2025
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy - Plant Health
Principal Investigator:Lilian Amorim
Grantee:Lilian Amorim
Host Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil
Pesquisadores principais:
Marcel Bellato Spósito
Associated researchers:Armando Bergamin Filho ; Beatriz Appezzato da Glória ; Claudia Barros Monteiro Vitorello ; Claudia Vieira Godoy ; Marco Loehrer ; Marise Cagnin Martins Parisi ; Nelson Sidnei Massola Júnior ; Paulo Mazzafera ; Rafael Vasconcelos Ribeiro ; Riccardo Baroncelli ; Roberto Fritsche Neto ; Thaís Regina Boufleur ; Ulrich Schaffrath
Associated grant(s):20/11939-0 - Multi-user Equipment aproved in grant 2019/13191-5: plant growth chamber, AP.EMU
20/11940-8 - Multi-user Equipment approved in grant 2019/13191-5: infrared gas analyser-IRGA, AP.EMU
Associated scholarship(s):23/02885-1 - Effect of abiotic stresses on the progress of rust (Neophysopella tropicalis) in grapevine, BP.MS
22/14848-0 - Influence of plastic covering on raspberry infection by Thekopsora americana., BP.IC
22/15354-1 - Maintenance and preservation of Austropuccinia psidii inoculum in guava, guava, cambuci, cherry seedlings from Rio Grande, gabiroba, jabuticaba, jambo, jambolão, pitanga and uvaia., BP.TT
+ associated scholarships 22/05816-8 - Damage to guava nursery plants due to multiple infections by Austropuccinia psidii, BP.MS
22/02460-8 - Occurrence of guava rust in a scenario of temperature increase and water deficit imposed by global climate change, BP.DR
22/00888-0 - "Can abiotic stresses alter plant-pathogen relationships in the Thekopsora americana - Rubus idaeus pathosystem? Epidemiological, physiological and histopathological analyses", BP.DR
22/00425-0 - Metabolomic interaction of Phakopsora pachyrhizi-soybean, BP.PD
22/00216-2 - Epidemiological behaviour of raspberry and grapevine rusts in a scenario of global climatic changing, BP.PD
21/01606-6 - Identification of genetic pathogenicity mechanisms of Austropuccinia psidii to the Myrtaceae family, BP.PD
21/06683-9 - Morphological and pathogenic variability of Austropuccinia psidii from guava and rose apple, BP.IC
20/10117-6 - Morphological and pathogenic variability of Austropuccinia psidii isolates from different hosts, BP.IC
20/07746-1 - Susceptibility of guava cultivars to Austropuccinia psidii, BP.IC
20/07824-2 - Monocyclic of guava rust under different environmental conditions, BP.IC
20/08754-8 - Phakopsora euvitis and Pucciniastrum americanum aerobiology an experimental field, BP.IC
18/17428-7 - Anatomical and biochemical comparison among raspberry species (Rubus spp.) with different resistance levels to late leaf rust (Pucciniastrum americanum), BP.DR - associated scholarships


There is no doubt that anthropogenic climate change, increasingly evident nowadays, has a major impact on the emergence of crop diseases, particularly on rusts. The 21st century has witnessed pandemics of rust in several hosts, such as soybeans, grapevine, Myrtaceae, among others. Invasive rust pathogens have been responsible for high losses in the crops in which they occur, including in areas where they were absent. Although several studies indicate that climate change will be responsible for increases on rust incidence, few studies have focused on assessing the impact of climate changes on the severity of these diseases. A complex network of molecular interactions control plant stress responses, involving changes in gene expression, which are reflected in histological and physiological changes. Recent studies have revealed that the response of plants to a combination of different stresses is unique and cannot be directly extrapolated from the response of plants to each of the different stresses applied individually. Preliminary results obtained by our research group have shown that abiotic stresses of moderate intensity applied to grapevines may cause a significant increase in the rust severity, caused by Phakopsora euvitis. It has also been observed that raspberry rust causes extensive necrosis in the leaf blade when plants are kept under elevated temperatures. The main hypothesis of this project is that abiotic stresses, mainly moderately elevated temperatures and moderate water deficits, for longer periods than disease latency, cause differential increase in the severity of rusts adapted to the tropical climate and rusts adapted to the temperate climate, being more drastic in these than in those. To test this hypothesis and (i) to increase the understanding of the mechanisms that lead to the synergistic effect between abiotic and biotic stresses (at the histological, physiological and genetic levels); (ii) to quantify the epidemiological consequences of the abiotic stresses in the rusts progress; and (iii) to propose control measures that minimize the severity of these diseases in a future scenario of climate change, we propose a series of experiments that will use Phakopsora euvitis - grapevine and Pucciniastrum americanum - raspberry patossystems as models of temperate rust, and Phakopsora pachyrhizi - soybean and Austropuccinia psidii - guava as models of rusts adapted to the tropics. (AU)

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Scientific publications (8)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
GONCALVES, MANOEL PENACHIO; NOGUEIRA JUNIOR, ANTONIO FERNANDES; RIBEIRO, RAFAEL VASCONCELOS; AMORIM, LILIAN. Monocyclic Components and Photosynthetic Damage Caused by Myrtle Rust in Guava Leaves. PHYTOPATHOLOGY, v. 112, n. 7, p. 9-pg., . (19/13191-5, 19/20409-7)
MANOEL PENACHIO GONÇALVES; RAFAEL VASCONCELOS RIBEIRO; LILIAN AMORIM. Non-destructive models for estimating leaf area of guava cultivars. Bragantia, v. 81, . (19/13191-5)
RASERA, J. B.; AMORIM, L.; APPEZZATO-DA-GLORIA, B.. iverse effects of temperature on in vivo and in vitro germination of urediniospores of Neophysopella tropicali. European Journal of Plant Pathology, v. 162, n. 2, . (19/13191-5, 13/24003-9, 19/15191-2)
RASERA, JULIA B.; APPEZZATO-DA-GLORIA, BEATRIZ; RIBEIRO, RAFAEL V.; NOGUEIRA-JUNIOR, ANTONIO F.; AMORIM, LILIAN. Damage on grapevine cv. Niagara Rosada leaves caused by the combined effect of temperature and Asian grapevine leaf rust (Neophysopella tropicalis). PLANT PATHOLOGY, v. 72, n. 8, p. 10-pg., . (19/15191-2, 19/13191-5, 13/24003-9)
GONCALVES, MANOEL P.; SIMOES, ANA LAURA T.; BOUFLEUR, THAIS R.; SANTOS, RICARDO F.; BARONCELLI, RICCARDO; AMORIM, LILIAN. First Report of Mulberry Rust Caused by Cerotelium fici on Morus nigra in Brazil. PLANT DISEASE, v. 107, n. 7, p. 1-pg., . (19/13191-5)
SALES, LUCAS SANTOS; GONCALVES, MANOEL PENACHIO; APPEZZATO-DA-GLORIA, BEATRIZ; AMORIM, LILIAN. Partial resistance to myrtle rust and photosynthetic responses on 'Suprema' guava plants infected by Austropuccinia psidii. ROPICAL PLANT PATHOLOG, v. N/A, p. 13-pg., . (19/13191-5, 20/07746-1)
SANTOS, RICARDO F.; CIAMPI-GUILLARDI, MAISA; FRAAIJE, BART A.; DE OLIVEIRA, AMANDA A.; AMORIM, LILIAN. The Climate-Driven Genetic Diversity Has a Higher Impact on the Population Structure ofPlasmopara viticolaThan the Production System or QoI Fungicide Sensitivity in Subtropical Brazil. FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, v. 11, . (13/24003-9, 17/21412-6, 18/25596-7, 19/13191-5)
DIAS, MARCIA GONCALVES; SPOSITO, MARCEL BELLATO; TESSMER, MAGDA ANDREIA; APPEZZATO DA GLORIA, BEATRIZ. Investigating Biochemical and Histopathological Responses between Raspberries and Aculeastrum americanum. JOURNAL OF FUNGI, v. 9, n. 3, p. 15-pg., . (19/13191-5, 18/17428-7)

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