The Institute of Plant Virology (IVV) is involved in :
- Biological and molecular characterization of virus, viroids and phytoplasmas in crop plants.
- Diagnosis of plant viruses and virus-like pathogens. Diagnostic kit development to study common or new plant viroses.
- Biological and molecular interactions between plants and viruses/virus-like pathogens.
- Genomic, transcription and proteomic aspects of the interaction between viruses /viroids and plants (especially tomato, grapevine and peach) and between viruses or viruses-like pathogens and their vector insects.
- Genetic and sanitary improvement of grape germplasm.
- Strategies of conventional and non conventional resistance against important diseases of horticultural, ornamental and fruit tree species (e.g.tomato and grapevine).
- Plant biotechnologies to synthesize wild-type or modified proteins that can be useful for healthcare, either human or animal.