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Insect-plant interactions

Insect-plant-interactions Analysis of the molecular and functional interplay between plants and phytophagous insects, to unravel how co-evolution has shaped attack strategies and defense responses, as a basis to develop new pest control strategies inspired and exploiting these mechanisms.

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Publications - Battaglia D., Bossi S., Cascone P., Digilio M.C., Duran Prieto J., Fanti P., Guerrieri E., Iodice L., Lingua G., Lorito M., Maffei M.E., Massa N., Ruocco M., Sasso R., Trotta V., 2013. Tomato belowground-aboveground interactions: Trichoderma longibrachiatum affects the performance of Macrosiphum euphorbiae and its natural antagonists. MolecularPlant-Microbe Interactions 26 (10): 1249–1256. Q1
- Coppola M., Coppola V., Rocco M.,Digilio M.C., D’Ambrosio C., Renzone G., Martinelli R., Scaloni A., Pennacchio F., Rao R., Corrado G., 2013. Transcriptomic and proteomic analysis of a compatible tomato-aphid interaction reveals a predominant salicylic acid-dependent plant response. BMC Genomics 14: 515-533. Q1
- CORRADO G., ALAGNA F., ROCCO M., RENZONE G., VARRICCHIO P., COPPOLA V., COPPOLA M., GARONNA A., BALDONI L., SCALONI A. & R. RAO, 2013.  Molecular interactions between the olive and the fruit fly Bactroceraoleae. BMC PlantBiology, 12: 86.  Q1
- Digilio MC, Cascone P, Iodice L, Guerrieri E, 2012. Interactions between tomato volatile organic compounds and aphid behaviour. J. Plant Interactions 7(4): 322-325. Q3
- Digilio MC, Corrado G, Sasso R, Coppola V, Iodice L, Pasquariello M, Bossi S, Maffei M, Coppola M, Pennacchio F, Rao R, Guerrieri E, 2010. Molecular and chemical mechanisms involved in aphid resistance in cultivated tomato. New Phytologist 187: 1089- 1101. Q1
- De Feo V, Mancini E, Voto E, Curini M, Digilio MC, 2009. Bioassay-oriented isolation of an insecticide from Ailanthus altissima. J. Plant Interactions 4 (2): 119-123. Q3
- Guerrieri E, Digilio MC, 2008. Aphid-plant interactions: a review. J. Plant Interactions 3 (4): 223-232. Q3
- Digilio MC, Mancini E, Voto E, De Feo V, 2008. Insecticide activity of mediterranean essential oils. J. Plant Interactions 3 (1): 17-23. Q3
- Guerrieri E., M.C. Digilio, 2008. Belowground mycorrhizal endosymbiosis and aboveground insects: can multilevel interactions be exploited for a sustainable control of pests? In: Molecular Mechanisms of Plant and Microbe Coexistence” C. S. Nautiyal and P. Dion (Eds.), "Soil Biology Series", Springer: 125-152. (capitolo di libro)
- Sasso R, Iodice L, Digilio MC, Carretta A,Ariati L, Guerrieri E, 2007. Host-locating response by the aphid parasitoid Aphidiuservito tomato plant volatiles. J. Plant Interactions 2-3: 175-183. Q3
Permanent staff Francesco Pennacchio, PO, Maria Cristina Digilio, PA, Antonio Pietro Garonna, PA, AGR/11. Rosa Rao, PO, Giandomenico Corrado, RU (AGR/7)
Temporary or external staff Emilio Guerrieri, CNR-IPP, Raffaele Sasso, ENEA, Massimo Maffei, UNITO
Collaborations  
SSD  
Projects - "Interazioni sottosuolo-soprasuolo: il ruolo dei simbionti”, MIUR-PRIN bando 2009, coordinatore nazionale (216.522 Euro).
- GenoPOM-pro  Potenziamento della filiera pomodoro attraverso applicazioni integrate di post-genomica.
- GenHORT  Valorizzazione di produzioni ortive campane di eccellenza con strumenti di genomica avanzata.
- PRIPOM  PSR Misura 124, Regione Campania. Produzione Integrata del pomodoro in coltura protetta: nuovi materiali e strategie ecocompatibili 500k
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Technology and know-how transfers  
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