2Celebrated at the Convention Palace, next to Palco Hotel, in Havana, Cuba, the II International Phytoplasma Workshop was officially attended for more than 30 participants from 16 countries from Europe, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.A total of 19 oral presentations and 17 posters were presented from Italy, United Kingdom, Greece, Germany, Czech Republic, Serbia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Canada, Jamaica, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and Cuba.
3A number of topics were discussed related to phytoplasma diseases and climate change, phytoplasma-plant-vector interactions, comparative genomics, phytoplasma plant resistance, seed transmission, development of new molecular diagnostics, phytoplasma vectors, and an updating on phytoplasma situation of different countries worldwide, combined with field trips and visits to Cuban plant research institutions. In addition the Latin American and Caribbean Phytoplasma Network was officially launched and conformed, linked to IPWG.
4Participants (oral presentations and posters) and Contact details Prof. Assunta Bertaccini, University of Bologna, Italy,Prof. Shigetou Namba, University of Tokyo, Japan,Prof. Matt Dickinson, University of Nottingham, School of Biosciences, Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough LE12 5RD, UK,Ms Jennifer Hodgetts, University of Nottingham, School of Biosciences, Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough LE12 5RD, UK,Dr Michael Kube, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Ihnestr. 63, 14195, Berlin,Dr Mike Wilson, National Museum of Wales (NMW), Cardiff, UK.Dr James Turner, National Museum of Wales (NMW), Cardiff, UK.Dr Gemma Assante, Istituto di Patologia Vegetale, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Milan, via Caloria, 2, 20133, Italy,Dr Domenico Bosco, Entomologia e Zoologia applicate all’ambiente, Faculty of Agriculture University of Torino, via L. da Vinci, 44, 10095, Grugliasco, Torino, Italy,Dr Cristina Marzachi, CNR, Istituto di virologia vegetale, Strada delle Cacce, 73, Torino. Italy,Dr Bojan Duduk, Banatska 31b, P.O. Box 163, Belgrade-Zemun, Serbia,Dr Katis Nikolaos, Aristotile Univ. Tessaloniki, Univ. Campus, 54124, Tessaloniki, Greece,Dr Wayne Myrie, Coconut Industry Board, 18 Waterloo Rd, Kingston 10, Kingston, Jamaica,Dr Tomas Necas, Mendel Univ. Agriculture and Forestry, Valticka, 337, 69144, Lednice,República Checa,Dr Norma Elena Leyva-López, CIIDIR-IPN, Unidad Sinaloa, Juan de Dios Bátiz Paredes 250, Guasave, Sinaloa, México CP 81101,María Elena Santos Cervantes, PhD student, CIIDIR-IPN,Cristino Baruch García Negroe, Ph D student, CIIDIR-IPN,Dr Reyna Rojas, Colpos, Mexico,Dr Liliana Franco, Univ. Militar de Granada, Bogotá, Colombia,Dr Nicola Fiore, Universidad de Chile, Avenida Santa Rosa, La Pintana, Santiago de Chile, Chile,Dr Helena Montano, Univ. Federal Rural do Río de Janeiro, Antiga Rotovia Río-Sao Paulo, km 47, CP74585, , Seropedica (RJ), Brazil,Dr Luis Conci, INTA-IFFIVE, Córdoba, Argentina.Mr Phil Swarbrick, University of Nottingham, UK,Mr Roberto Michelutti, Agriculture and Agrifood Canada, Harrow, Ontario,A. M. Al-SUBHI, Department of Crop Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, P.O. Box 34, Al Khod 123, Sultanat of Oman,N. A., Department of Crop Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, P.O. Box 34, Al Khod 123, Sultanat of Oman,Dr Khalid Alhudaib, King Faisal University, Alhassa, Saudi Arabia,Lic Raixa Llauger, Tropical Fruit Research Institute, Havana, Cuba,Lillian Otero, Tropical Fruit Research Institute, Havana, Cuba,Dr Martha Hidalgo Gato, Ecology and Systematic Institute, Havana, Cuba,Rosanna Rodríguez-Leon Merino , Ecology and Systematic Institute, Havana, Cuba,Dr Yaima Arocha Rosete, National Centre for Animal and Plant Health (CENSA) Havana, Cuba,Mr Karel Acosta Perez, Universioty of las Tunas, Cuba,