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Propagation of the disease

Fire Blight is dangerous disease since Erwinia amylovora can propagate very easy. The inoculum can come from propagating material in the nurseries, non-sterilized cutting tools regarding the human action. In the nature the inoculum can come from vectors like insects, aerosols transported by the wind. In addition the bacteria can survive at least 30 days […]

Achieving your goals is the first step to make a dream come true

Kimitec‘s MAAVi Innovation Center, one of our partners in the Phagefire project, has managed to optimize the conditions of Erwinia amylovora to maximize the propagation of bacteriophages. In our fermenters, Erwinia becomes an endless source of phages, being able to multiply them at a huge concentration. And this means… Kimitec’s first goal in the project […]

Controlling Fire Blight with Bacteriophages, Soon a Reality

Fire blight, a plant disease so difficult to control, prevent and eradicate that no chemical treatments are available for it yet. The disease is caused by Erwinia amylovora (Ea), a bacterium that mostly affects plants of the Rosaceae family, and we, at Kimitec, know how problematic this pathogen may become for pome fruit growers. We […]

PhageFire project, GA:958645, is one year old already!

Thank you to the European Commission for funding.   It has been a year of hard work and moreover we have had to deal with the Covid-19 situation. However the conclusion is that it has been a productive year.   PhageFire solution has already some phage candidates to be included in our cocktail to combat […]

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Fire Blight

Fire Blight, disease provoked by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora, affects the Rosaceae family causing big economic losses on pome fruit farms (pear, quince, medlar and apple) as it happens in the Denominación de Origen Protegida Peras de Rincón de Soto (DOP PRS). This bacterium comes from the USA and it has been documented in North […]