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Xylella fastidiosa evolution, determinants of host plant specificity, and pathogen adaptation to novel hosts

Rodrigo Almeida: University of California Berkeley

<div>Despite the global importance of the bacterium <em>Xylella fastidiosa</em>, there is limited understanding of what determines its host specificity, and how this pathogen adapts to new host plant species. Analyses of genomic data for <em>X. fastidiosa</em> populations in the USA and Europe will be presented as case studies, and hypotheses generated based on these datasets discussed.</div>