SOM-Plant Interaction

Analysis of structure/activity relationship in soil-plant ecosystems: study of the interaction  bwtween the molecular composition of SOM and biochemical and physiological processes in cropping systems.

Activity start 2006
Publications - 26. Nardi S., Muscolo A., Vaccaro S., Baiano S., Spaccini R., Piccolo A. “Relationship between molecular characteristics of soil humic fractions and glycolytic pathway and krebs cycle in maize seedlings” Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 39, 3138–3146 (2007).Q1
- Vaccaro, S., Muscolo, A., Pizzeghello, D., Spaccini, R., Piccolo, A., Nardi, S., “Effect of a compost and its water-soluble fractions on key enzymes of nitrogen metabolism in maize seedlings. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry    57, 11267-11276  (2009) Q1
- Zancani M., Petrussa E., Krajnakova J., Casolo V., Spaccini R., Piccolo A., Macri F., Vianello A. “Effect of humic acids on phosphate level and energetic metabolism of tobacco BY-2 suspension cell cultures”. Environmental and Experimental Botany  65,  287-295 (2009) Q1
- Puglisi E. Fragoulis G., Ricciuti P., Cappa F., Spaccini R., Piccolo A., Trevisan M., Crecchio C .  Effects of a humic acid and its size-fractions on the bacterial community of soil rhizosphere under maize (Zea mays L.) Chemosphere 77, 829–837 (2009)  Q1
- Dobbss L.B., Canellas L.P., Olivares F.L., Aguiar N.O., Peres L.E.P., Azevedo M., Spaccini R., Piccolo A., Facanha A.R. “Bioactivity of Chemically Transformed Humic Matter from Vermicompost on Plant Root Growth” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry  58,   3681-3688 (2010)  Q1
- Pane C, Spaccini R, Piccolo A, Scala F, Bonanomi G  “Compost amendments enhance peat suppressiveness to Pythium ultimum, Rhizoctonia solani and Sclerotinia minor” Biological Control 56, 155-124 (2011) Q1
- Canellas L.P., Dobbss L.B., Oliveiea A.L., Chagas J.G., Aguiar N.O., Rumjanek V. M., Novotny E.H., Olivares F.L., Spaccini R., Piccolo A. Chemical properties of humic matter as related to induction of plant lateral roots European Journal of Soil Science, 2012 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2389.2012.01439.x (2012) Q1
- De Marco A., Spaccini R., Vittozzi P., Esposito F., Berg B., Virzo De Santo A. Decomposition of black locust and black pine leaf litter in two coeval forest stands on Mount Vesuvius and dynamics of organic components analyzed through conventional chemical methods and NMR spectroscopy Soil Biology and Biochemistry 51: 1-15 (2012) Q1
- Pane C., Piccolo A., Spaccini R., Celano G., Villecco D., Zaccardelli M. Agricultural waste-based composts exhibiting suppressivity to diseases caused by the phytopathogenic soil-borne fungi Rhizoctonia solani and Sclerotinia minor Applied Soil Ecology (2013) 65: 43-51 Q1
- Martinez-Balmori D., Lopes Olivares F., Spaccini R., Pereira Aguiar K., Araújo M.F., Oliveira Aguiar N., Guridi F., Pasqualoto Canellas L 2013. Molecular Characteristics of Vermicompost and Their Relationship to Preservation of Inoculated Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis (2013)  104:540-550 Q1
Permanent staff Dr. R. Spaccini (AGR/13), Prof. A.Piccolo (AGR/13), Dr. F.Sannino (AGR/13), Dr. P. Mazzei (tecnico laureato/D1)
Temporary or external staff Dr. Vincenza Cozzolino, Hiarhi Monda, Giovanni Vinci, Daniele Todisco
Projects Responsabile scientifico unità operativa Progetto Europeo: “BIOFECTORS Resource Preservation by Application of BIOefFECTORS in European Crop Production”. (2012-2016) EC Euro 276.000
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