Belgian vaccine against PepMV receives award

A team of researchers from three Flemish research centres (Scientia Terrae, Research Centre Hoogstraten and the Research Station for Vegetable Cultivation St. Kathelijne-Waver) has developed a vaccine to contain the Pepino mosaic virus (PepMV) in tomatoes. The invention has recently been awarded the Phytofar Institute-price.

In the video below, Lieve Wittemans of the Research Station for Vegetable Cultivation and Rob Moerkens of the Research Centre Hoogstraten explain what the virus does and how researchers try to stop it. 

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