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New grapevine virus discovered within the NEWFELPRO project

Within the NEWFELPRO project "Ecology of New Grape Virus in Croatia and California", Darko Vončina from the Faculty of Agriculture in Zagreb, in cooperation with prof. Rodrigom P. P. Almeid, Department of Science, Policy and Environmental Management - UC Berkeley has discovered a new virus in the grapevine.  New virus, found in the Croatian autochthonous variety, which is grown in the Kastela area, is named "badnavirus 1" . 

About NEWFELPRO Project

The new International Fellowship Mobility Programme for Experienced Researchers in Croatia – NEWFELPRO is a fellowship project of the Government of the Republic of Croatia and the Ministry of Science and Education (MSE).

The project is co-financed through the Marie Curie FP7-PEOPLE-2011-COFUND program, Grant Agreement No. 291823. Its total value is 7 million euros, out of which 60% is financed from national sources. Project duration is from 2013 until 2017.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under Grant Agreement no. 291823.