Research report 2018 - Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Fighting diseases using trojan horses
Wurm, Frederik; Landfester, Katharina
Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz
SummaryThe fungal disease Esca affects vines and leads to the dying of the plants. The infection may also happen years before the first external indications are observed, therefore an early treatment is nearly impossible. This causes a yearly damage of over one billion Euros worldwide. During our research we developed a treatment method based on nanotechnology that fights the fungus in the inside of the vine.