Biotic and abiotic stress protection in grapevine: A Proof-of-concept study

Project number: IWBT 2020-01
Project leader: Vivier, M
Through the study of the natural responses that grapevines have when they are under stress (from pathogens or abiotic stress such as drought), intrinsic mechanisms that the plant uses for stress protection have been identified in previous local research. This includes compounds naturally produced by grapevines in response to stress. This project intends to confirm the ability of these natural compounds that form part of the innate defence system of plants, to protect grapevines against stresses when directly applied to grapevine plant organs.