PHYLLI – an international database for grape phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae Fitch)
Abstract: PHYLLI is a database of standardized microsatellite reference alleles to manage phylloxera genotypes. Protocols for the aspects of analysis (DNA extraction, PCR methods, visualization and allele description) are presented with appropriate flexibility. The open database is a major step towards developing strategies and devising measures to control aggressive phylloxera strains. This is the first report to introduce the PHYLLI database and discuss its advantages for both vineyard management and academic research.