Anna Vittoria Carluccio

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Powdery mildew, caused by Blumeria graminis f.sp. tritici, is one of the most important wheat diseases in many regions of the world. Triticum turgidum var. dicoccoides (2n = 4x = AABB), the progenitor of cultivated wheats, shows particular promises as a donor of useful genetic variation for several traits, including disease resistances. The wild emmer(More)
Flash-induced redox changes of b-type and c-type cytochromes have been studied in chromatophores from the aerobic photosynthetic bacterium Roseobacter denitrificans under redox-controlled conditions. The flash-oxidized primary donor P+ of the reaction center (RC) is rapidly re-reduced by heme H1 (Em,7 = 290 mV), heme H2 (Em,7 = 240 mV) or low-potential(More)
The transport of a viral genome from cell to cell is enabled by movement proteins (MPs) targeting the cell periphery to mediate the gating of plasmodesmata. Given their essential role in the development of viral infection, understanding the regulation of MPs is of great importance. Here, we show that cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV) MP contains three(More)
A set of 24 microsatellite markers was identified in the artichoke genome, using various approaches. A genomic library allowed the development of 14 SSR markers, whereas the other 10 were obtained from gene intron/UTR regions or from other species. Allelic variation was scored in C. cardunculus (artichoke, cultivated cardoon, and wild cardoon) samples, and(More)
The evolutionary history of artichoke and cultivated cardoon and their relationships to wild allies of the genus Cynara are not fully understood yet. To try resolve the evolutionary patterns leading to the domestication of these two crops, a study of molecular evolution was undertaken. The species C. cardunculus, including artichoke, cultivated and wild(More)
Plant virus genomes cross the barrier of the host cell wall and move to neighboring cells either in the form of nucleoprotein complex or encapsidated into virions. Virus transport is facilitated by virus-encoded movement proteins (MP), which are different from one another in number, size, sequence, and in the strategy used to overcome the size exclusion(More)
Plant viruses are obligate parasites that exploit host components for replication and spread inside the host. Transport of the viral genome is enabled by movement proteins (MPs) targeting the cell periphery to mediate passage throughout plasmodesmata (PD). Pectin methylesterase (PME) is one of the critical host factors facilitating MPs in PD gating, and a(More)
Systemin is a plant signal peptide hormone involved in the responses to wounding and insect damage in the Solanaceae family. It works in the same signaling pathway of jasmonic acid (JA) and enhances the expression of proteinase inhibitors. With the aim of studying a role for systemin in plant antiviral responses, a tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) transgenic(More)
This work describes the first case of Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) to be found in Sardinia. The patient was an adult male drug-addict who died following a respiratory inadequacy due to bronchial pneumonia resulting from Pneumocystis carinii (PCP). For diagnostic purposes the emphasis is laid on the importance of morphological research into the(More)
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