Multidisciplinary approaches for improving tomato resistance and quality

Data integration system  of genetic, genomic and phenotypic data  in order to  investigate plant–pathogen systems and  to  predict models of action for a better identification of quality features.

Activity start 2004
Publications - Aiese Cigliano R, Sanseverino W, Cremona G, Ercolano MR, Conicella C, Consiglio FM. 2013. Genome-wide analysis of histone modifiers in tomato: Gaining an insight into their developmental roles. BMC Genomics  14 (1) doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-14-57 (Q1)
- Carli P, Caruso G, Fogliano V, Carputo D, Frusciante L, Ercolano MR. 2011. Development of a methodology to forecast the nutritional value of new tomato hybrids. Euphytica  180(3):291-300 doi: 10.1007/s10681-011-0350-0 (Q1)
- Carli P, Barone A, Fogliano V, Frusciante L, Ercolano MR. 2011. Dissection of genetic and environmental factors involved in tomato organoleptic quality. BMC Plant Biology doi: 10.1186/1471-2229-11-58 (Q1)
- Mazzeo MF, Cacace G, Ferriello F, Puopolo G, Zoina A, Ercolano MR, Siciliano RA. Proteomic investigation. 2014. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry  74:42-49. 10.1016/j.plaphy.2013.10.031 (Q1)
- Andolfo G, Sanseverino W, Aversano R, Frusciante L, Ercolano MR. 2014. Genome-wide identification and analysis of candidate genes for disease resistance in tomato. 2014. Molecular Breeding  33(1):227-233  doi: 10.1007/s11032-013-9928-7 (Q1)
- L. Faino, S. Azizinia, B. H. Hassanzadeh, E. Verzaux, M. R. Ercolano, R. G. F., Y. L. Bai. 2012. Fine mapping of two major QTLs conferring resistance to powdery mildew in tomato. Euphytica, 184:223-234, ISSN: 0014-2336, doi: 10.1007/s10681-011-0551-62012 (Q1)
- Faino L, Carli P, Testa A, Cristinzio G, Frusciante L, Ercolano MR. 2010. Potato R1resistance gene confers resistance against Phytophthora infestans in transgenic tomato plants. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 128:233-241, ISSN: 0929-1873, doi:10.1007/s10658-010-9649-2  (Q1)
- Ercolano MR, Ballvora A, Paal J, Steinbiss H, Salamini F., Gebhardt C. 2004. Biolistic transformation of plants with large DNA fragments: an efficient tool for functional complementation in potato. Molecular Breeding, 13:15-22, ISSN:1380-3743 (Q1)
- Carli P, Arima S, Fogliano V, Tardella L, Frusciante L, Ercolano MR. 2009.  Use of network analysis to capture key traits affecting tomato organoleptic quality. Journal of Experimental Botany  60(12):3379 - 3386 doi: 10.1093/jxb/erp177  (Q1)
- Ercolano MR, Carli P, Soria A, Cascone A, Fogliano V, Frusciante L, Barone A. 2008. Biochemical, sensorial and genomic profiling of traditional Italian tomato varieties. Euphytica. 164(2):571-582 doi: 10.1007/s10681-008-9768-4 (Q1)
- Frusciante L, Carli P, Ercolano MR, Pernice R, Di Matteo A, Fogliano V, Pellegrini N. 2007. Antioxidant nutritional quality of tomato. Mol Nutr & Food Res. May; 51(5):609-17 (Q1)
Permanent staff Maria Raffaella Ercolano (AGR/07), Amalia Barone (PA, AGR07), Luigi Frusciante (AGR/07)
Temporary or external staff Daniele Manzo (PhD student, UNINA); Siciliano R (ISA-CNR Avellino), Yuling Bay (Laboratory of Plant Breeding of Wageningen University in the Netherlands),  Christine Gebhard (Max-Planck-Institut in Cologne, Germany); Daniela D'Esposito (contract); Luca Tardella (Università "La Sapienza" Roma); Vincenzo Fogliano (PA, UNINA)
Collaborations INTERNAZIONALI: Sanseverino Walter (Sequentia, Barcellona ES)Yuling Bay (Laboratory of Plant Breeding of Wageningen University in the Netherlands),  Christine Gebhard (Max-Planck-Institut in Cologne, Germany). NAZIONALI: Siciliano R (ISA-CNR Avellino
Projects - Genetic resources useful for the improvement of species of agricultural interest and for sustainable agriculture (MiPAAF, partecipante)
- Analisi dei caratteri genetici che influenzano la produzione di biomassa per l’ottenimento di energia rinnovabile in pomodoro BIOMASSVAL (MiPAAF, partecipante)
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