Innovative Network for Next Generation Training and Sequencing of Virome

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No. 813542.


INEXTVIR is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN)

Innovative Training Networks (ITN) drive scientific excellence and innovation. They bring together universities, research institutes and other sectors from across the world to train researchers to doctorate level and encourage transnational, intersectorial and interdisciplinary mobility. Thus the MSCA enable research-focused organisations (universities, research centres, and companies) to host talented foreign researchers and to create strategic partnerships with leading institutions worldwide.

The MSCA also support cooperation between industry and academia and innovative training to enhance employability and career development.

What is INEXTVIR?


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12 March 2023

Web-based roundtable: Adoption and impact of high throughput sequencing in plant health: Seed testing, surveillance and certification

Within the Inextvir final network meeting and conference the round table on adoption and impact of high throughput sequencing in plant health: Seed testing, surveillance and certification has been held With Wilfred Jonkers (Bejo Zadem, The Netherlands), Kelvin Hughes (Plant Health, UK), Mike Rott (Food Inspection, Canada), Françoise Petter (EPPO, France) and INEXTVIR experts. https://youtu.be/XPYOCrXqqOQ

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30 January 2023

THE EXPANDING MENAGERIE OF PRUNUS-INFECTING LUTEOVIRUSES

Khalili M, Candresse T, Koloniuk I, Safarova D, Brans Y, Faure C, Delmas M, Massart S, Aranda MA, Cagalayan K, Decroocq V, Drogoudi P, Glasa M, Pantelidis G, Navratil M, Latour F, Spak J, Pribylova J, Mihalik D, Palmisano F, Saponari A, Necas T, Sedlack J, Marais A. Phytopathology 2023 doi: 10.1094/PHYTO-06-22-0203-R. Members of the genus Luteovirus are responsible for economically destructive plant diseases worldwide. In Prunus trees, three luteoviruses had been characterized so far. Applying high-throughput sequencing to 350 Prunus samples and datamining allowed to identify five novel luteoviruses. The development of specific diagnostic tests allowed to demonstrate that peach-infecting luteoviruses have a high prevalence and a wide distribution in Europe, apparently without causing any significant symptoms.

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30 January 2023

In-depth study of tomato and weed viromes reveals undiscovered plant virus diversity in an agroecosystem

Rivarez, M. P. S., Pecman, A., Bačnik, K., Maksimović Carvalho Ferreira, O., Vučurović, A., Seljak, G., Mehle, N., Gutiérrez-Aguirre, I., Ravnikar, M., & Kutnjak, D. (2022). In-depth study of tomato and weed viromes reveals undiscovered plant virus diversity in an agroecosystem. BioRxiv, 2022.06.30.498278. https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.06.30.498278 In this comprehensive virome study of tomato agroecosystems in Slovenia, we have investigated presence of viruses in tomatoes and weeds and discovered a high amount of virus diversity in these two sample types. Most strikingly, a high amount of previously unknown viruses were detected in wild plant species (“weeds”) that surrounded tomato farming sites.

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INEXTVIR is implemented by a European Consortium of universities, research institutions and companies in Belgium, France, Spain, Slovenia and the UK..