- Mit trojanischem Pferd gegen Krankheiten bei Weinreben
Cell Biology • Chemistry • Material Sciences • Solid State Research • Structural Biology
Research report (imported) 2018 - Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Fighting diseases using trojan horses
Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz
The fungal disease Esca affects vines and leads to the dying of the plants. The infection may also happen years before the first external indications are observed, therefore an early treatment is nearly impossible. This causes a yearly damage of over one billion Euros worldwide. During our research we developed a treatment method based on nanotechnology that fights the fungus in the inside of the vine.