BRIGIT databases and resources

BRIGIT will use genomic data, information about populations, citizen science and outreach activities to increase awareness and build understanding of Xylella.

The project aims to understand the potential impacts and modes of spread, and generates knowledge of insect vector distribution and dispersal patterns, and works to model Xylella dispersal, if the bacterium were introduced into the UK.

This builds on knowledge and databases established by the University of Sussex and National Museum Wales, and an existing community of entomologists.

We aim to build collaborative relationships with researchers in other countries, for example with scientists in the EU-funded projects POnTE, XF-ACTORS and CURE-XF which are working to raise awareness of Xylella fastidiosa, minimise the risk of its introduction, and improve early detection and control.

Resources and databases will be accessible online for inspectors, trade bodies, nursery owners, farmers and government bodies to access.

Symptoms induced by Xylella in plants

Information about Xylella insect vectors in the UK

How to get involved in identification and collection of Xylella insect vectors in the UK

Further information about Xylella