Helena ferreira lopes da silva santos


WP Number : WP1
WP Tittle : Vine adaptation to climate changes
WP Leading Partner : UNITO

Visiting Researcher:
Name : Helena Ferreira Lopes da Silva Santos
Position: PhD student

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Activity report

Home Institution, country: BioISI, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Host Institution: Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Scientific contact person at the institution: Dr. John Moore

Mobility period: 28/02/2021 – 26/05/2021

 Objectives :

To analyze cell wall composition of grapes from Vitis vinifera cultivars Trincadeira, Syrah and Carignan upon infection by pathogens such as Botrytis cinerea and Erysiphe necator.

Tasks :

  • AIR extraction of samples
  • CDTA and NaOH fraction and dialysis
  • Samples derivatization for GC-MS analysis of cell wall polysaccharides

Deliverables (expected) :

Better understanding of cell wall metabolism upon infection by different pathogens in both susceptible and tolerant cultivars.

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