Genetic transformation and molecular characterization of transgenic plants of grapevine, tobacco and Arabidopsis for virus resistance and for functional studies.
In vitro culture, induction of somatic embryogenesis in grapevine, and study on molecular bases of embryogenesis (WOX genes).
Isolation of small RNA from grapevine and study on microRNA (miRNA) and small interfering RNA (siRNAs).
In situ hybridization for virus detection and gene expression analyses.
Detection of viruses, viroids and phytoplasma by serological and molecular techniques.
Virus and viroid eradication in grapevine.
Molecular interactions between viruses and grapevine.