Project in short

Olive fly management through symbiosis-based strategies: looking for Trojan horse candidates


The production of table olives and olive oil, essential components of the Mediterranean diet, face severe losses due to the action of the olive fly. The current project aims to introduce a novel strategy into the management of this pest: a symbiosis-based strategy. It combines field trials, laboratory work -advanced microscopy, chemistry and molecular biology including metagenomics- and ecological and (phylo)genetic modelling to tackle a set of issues, that are crucial for the development and implementation of such a strategy.