Pest control applications

Pest-control-applications Conventional and novel pest control technologies, based on the use of synthetic and natural molecules, are currently being developed by merging different expertise and tools available.

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Publications - N. Yu, O.Christiaens, J. Liu, J. Niu, K. Cappelle, S. Caccia, H. Huvenne, G. Smagghe (2013). Delivery of dsRNA for RNAi in insects: an overview and future directions. Insect Science 20, 4-14. IF 2012: 1,786.Q2.
- E. De Geyter, L. Swevers, S. Caccia, D. Geelen, G. Smagghe (2012). Saponins show high entomotoxicity by cell membrane permeation in Lepidoptera. Pest Management Science 68, 1199-1205. IF 2012: 2,594. Q1
- d’Errico G., Giacometti R., Soppelsa O., D’Alessio M. (2011). Effectiveness of plant-derived formulations against the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita (Kofoid et White) Chitw. in a protected tomato crop. REDIA, vol. 94, p. 167-169, ISSN: 0370-4327(Q 4)
- O.Soppelsa, Giacometti R., d’Errico G., D’Alessio M. (2011). Effectiveness of soil solarization combined with a plant-derived formulation for the control of the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita (Kofoid et White) Chitw. in greenhouse tomato. REDIA, 94, p. 163-166, ISSN: 0370-4327 (Q 4)
- Giacometti R., d’Errico G., d'Errico F. (2010). In vitro nematicidal activity of the experimental formulation tequil against Meloidogyne incognita and Heteroderadaverti. NEMATROPICA, vol. 40, p. 263-268, ISSN: 0099-5444(Q 4)
- G. CORRADO; S. ARCIELLO; P. FANTI; L. FIANDRA; A. GARONNA; M. DIGILIO; M. LORITO; B. GIORDANA; F. PENNACCHIO; R. RAO(2008). The Chitinase A from the baculovirusAcMNPV enhances resistance to both fungi and herbivorous pests in tobacco. TRANSGENIC RESEARCH (ISSN:0962-8819)17: 557- 571 Q1
- Giacometti R., d’Errico G., Ansalone G., d'Errico F.P. (2008). Nematicidal activity of Ecoessen®NP against the root knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita Chitwood.. REDIA, vol. XCI: 91-95, ISSN: 0370-4327 Q4
- A. Larocca,P. Fanti,V. A. Romano,E. Marsicovetere,F. Pennacchio,D. Battaglia   (2005). An 'artificial aphid' for Aphidiuservi (Hym.,Braconidae). J APPL ENTOMOL (ISSN:0931-2048)   pp.580- 582 Vol.129, Q2
- R. RAO; M. BREUER; C. TORTIGLIONE; C. MALVA; G. BAGGERMAN; G. CORRADO; A. DE LOOF; F. PENNACCHIO(2004). Transgenic expression in tobacco of a poly-protocolin construct leading to production of the bioactive peptide. BIOTECHNOLOGY LETTERS (ISSN:0141-5492)pp.1413- 1420 Vol.26, Q2
- RAO R., FIANDRA L., GIORDANA B., DE EGUILEOR M., CONGIU T., BURLINI N., ARCIELLO S.,CORRADO G., PENNACCHIO F. (2004). AcMNPVChiA protein disrupts the peritrophic membrane and alters midgut physiology of Bombyxmori larvae.INSECT BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (ISSN:0965-1748) pp.1205- 1213 Vol.34, Q1
Permanent staff Francesco Pennacchio, PO. Antonio Pietro Garonna,  Maria Cristina Digilio, PA. Rosa Giacometti, RU. Silvia Caccia, RTD (AGR/11). Rosa Rao, PO, Giandomenico Corrado, Ric (AGR/7)
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Projects Artificial diets for the production of natural enemies (predators and parasitoids) of greenhouse pest insects. FAIR 6-CT98 4322, Partner; 2000-2002, value 300K.
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