Camilla Martini

Research Specialist

Office: 864 656 5742
Cell: 864 376 6274

Entomology, Soils, and Plant Sciences

Clemson University, Clemson SC 29634

MS in Planning and Management of Ecosystems Landowner, Forest and Landscape. Major: Planning. Faculty of Agriculture of Bologna
BS in Landscape, Parks and Garden in Faculty of Agriculture of Padova

Phd student

Research interest:
The goal of my research project is (1) to study Italian Monilia laxa, fructicola and fructigena from peaches, apricots, cherries, plums, pears and apples; (2) their identification by different Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) techniques and different primers published in literature. The different PCR methods will be compared to choose the best method for identification of Monilinia from Emilia Romagna region. The second goal of my project is to check the resistance or sensitivity to commonly used DMI and MBC fungicides, evaluating the EC50 and studying the β-tuboline gene in the benzimidazole resistant isolates. As research assistant in Dr.Schnabel's lab, my goal focuses on management of Monilinia disease in stone fruits. The third aim of my project is to study the antifungal compounds in peach peel against Monilia laxa, fructicola and fructigena by thin layer chromatography (TLC) assay. The fall in fruit antifungal compounds is correlated with a decline in natural disease resistance against Monilinia.