DNA and transcriptomic markers for food traceability and authentication

Developments and applications of modern genetics and genomics for the characterization of plant-derived food.

Activity start 2000
Publications - Melchiade, D., Foroni, I., Corrado, G., Santangelo, I., Rao, R. (2007) Authentication of the 'Annurca' apple in agro-food chain by amplification of microsatellite loci Food Biotechnology, 21 (1), pp. 33-43. (Q3)
- R. Rao, M. La Mura, G. Corrado, O. Ambrosino, I. Foroni, E. Perri and G. Pugliano, (2009). Genetic diversity of olive cultivars using AFLP and morphological traits. The Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology, 84 (3) 261–266. (Q2)
- Scarano D., G. Corrado, M. Caramante, R. Rao, (2011). SSR fingerprinting reveals mislabelling of commercial ‘San Marzano’ tomato products. Minerva Biotecnologica 23, supp 1 (2): 42-44 (Q3)
- Corrado, G., Imperato, A., la Mura, M., Perri, E., Rao, R. (2011) Genetic diversity among olive varieties of southern italy and the traceability of olive oil using SSR markers Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology, 86 (5) (Q2)
- Caramante, M., Corrado, G., Monti, L.M., Rao, R. (2011) Simple sequence repeats are able to trace tomato cultivars in tomato food chains Food Control, 22 (3-4), pp. 549-554. (Q1)
Permanent staff Rosa Rao (AGR/07), Giandomenico Corrado (AGR/07), Maria Rao (AGR/13), Fabio Terribile, Pasquale Ferranti (AGR/15)
Temporary or external staff Daria Scarano (assegnista) 
Projects - 2006-2010 - MIUR Laboratorio di genomica per l’innovazione e la valorizzazione della filiera pomodoro, GenoPom
- 2006-2009 - MIPAA-RIOM I: "Caratterizzazione genetica e molecolare di germoplasma autoctoctono di olivo  e certificazione genetica della filiera olivicola" - Responsabile UO: Rao R
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