VEGOIA phenotyping platform

VEGOIA phenotyping platform dedicated to the study of grapevine resistance to downy mildew, powdery mildew and black rot

Manager: Sabine Wiedemann-Merdinoglu
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A platform to: 

  • evaluate the level of resistance of genetic resources and grapevine study collections under controlled conditions
  • identify and characterize resistance factors in grapevines and related species
  • evaluate the resistance to mildew and powdery mildew of new grapevine varieties, as requested by the CTPS from the registration of these varieties.


  • an S2 greenhouse dedicated to the preparation of plant material prior to phenotyping
  • a pathology laboratory including automatic reading of symptoms by image analysis and quantitative evaluation of resistance by stereomicroscope observation
  • climate chambers for the conservation and production of pathogen inoculum, as well as for the incubation of samples to be evaluated.


CoRTecS: Network of scientific research and service platforms Cortecs at the University of Strasbourg:

The platform was co-funded by the Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche et de l'Innovation, the Conseil Départemental du Haut Rhin, the Région Grand Est (Alsace) and  Colmar Agglomération in the framework of CPER 2007-2013.

See also

For more information, download the presentation sheet (nov 2023)

Possamai & Wiedemann-Merdinoglu publication (2022)

Illustrations of powdery mildew resistance test and downy mildew resistance test

Modification date: 13 May 2024 | Publication date: 17 December 2013 | By: INRAE Grand Est-Colmar Sabine Wiedemann-Merdinoglu