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Sílvio Aparecido Lopes

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Fundo de Defesa da Citricultura (FUNDECITRUS)  (Institutional affiliation for the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Master's degree in Agronomy (Plant Pathology) at the University of São Paulo (USP, 1991) and PhD in Plant Pathology by the Louisiana State University (LSU, 1996). Worked for seven years at University of Ribeirão Preto (UNAERP, 1997-2004) and has worked for 13 years at the Fund for the Degense of the Citriculture (Fundecitrus, 2004-now). Has gained experience in research, extension, and education. Has led or leads research on (i) the etiology and management of various diseases of sugar cane, in particular of the ?eye spot?, ?ratoon stunting? and ?leaf scald?, caused respectively by the fungus Bipolaris sacchari and by the vascular bacteria Leifsonia xyli subsp. xyli and Xanthomonas albilineans, and (ii) the etiology and management of diseases of citrus, especially ?variegated chlorosis? and ?huanglongbing - HLB? or ?greening? caused by or associated to Xylella fastidiosa and Candidatus Liberibacter spp., vascular bacteria transmitted by insects. Participated of the 'X. fastidiosa Genome Project' resulting in the first plant pathgen to have the entire genome sequenced. Has assisted farmers and agents of governments, in Brazil and abroad, by Fundecitrus or as a consultant of FAO, on the control of HLB. Has taught or teaches courses on plant-pathogen-insect-environment interactions and disease management practices in undergraduate (UNAERP) and postgraduate (Fundecitrus, UNESP-Jaboticabal, Instituto Biológico) courses. Has guided a total of 11 undergraduate (IC and TCC), 9 MSc and 4 PhD students. At Fundecitrus, idealized and coordinated (2009-2012) a professional master course on ?Management of diseases and pests of citrus?, evaluated as concept 4 (1-5) at CAPES. Since 2013 has worked as an adjunct coordinator of CAPES for the Professional master courses in the area Agronomical Sciences I. Several of the carried researches were supported by the state and federal agencies Fapesp and CNPq. As author or co-author has published 40 articles in high-impact- factor journals as Plant Disease, Phytopathology, Current Microbiology, Journal of Plant Pathology, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Genome Research and Nature. Until August 2017 his publications had been cited 832 and 1874 times, respectively, according to ISI and Google Schoolar. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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1 / 0 Completed scholarships in Brazil
7 / 4 All research grants and scholarships

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LI‚ W.B.; ZHOU‚ C.H.; PRIA JR‚ WD; TEIXEIRA‚ DC; MIRANDA‚ VS; PEREIRA‚ EO; AYRES‚ AJ; HE‚ C.X.; COSTA‚ PI; HARTUNG‚ JS. Citrus and coffee strains of Xylella fastidiosa induce Pierce’s disease in grapevine. PLANT DISEASE, v. 86, n. 11, p. 1206-1210, . (99/04345-3)

LI‚ W.B.; PRIA JR‚ WD; TEIXEIRA‚ DC; MIRANDA‚ VS; AYRES‚ AJ; FRANCO‚ CF; COSTA‚ MG; HE‚ C.X.; COSTA‚ PI; HARTUNG‚ JS. Coffee leaf scorch caused by a strain of Xylella fastidiosa from citrus. PLANT DISEASE, v. 85, n. 5, p. 501-505, . (99/04345-3)

LOPES‚ SA; TEIXEIRA‚ DC; FERNANDES‚ NG; AYRES‚ AJ; TORRES‚ SCZ; BARBOSA‚ JC; LI‚ WB. An experimental inoculation system to study citrus-Xylella fastidiosa interactions. PLANT DISEASE, v. 89, n. 3, p. 250-254, . (99/04345-3)

LOPES‚ SA; MARCUSSI‚ S.; TORRES‚ SCZ; SOUZA‚ V.; FAGAN‚ C.; FRANÇA‚ SC; FERNANDES‚ NG; LOPES‚ JRS. Weeds as alternative hosts of the citrus‚ coffee‚ and plum strains of Xylella fastidiosa in Brazil. PLANT DISEASE, v. 87, n. 5, p. 544-549, .

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