Annalisa Giampetruzzi

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Field symptoms of chlorotic mottling and leaf deformations were observed on the cv Pinot gris (PG) in the Trentino region (Italy). Extensive assays excluded the presence of widely distributed nepo-, ampelo- and vitiviruses. An analysis of small RNA populations from two PG grapevines showing or not symptoms was carried out by Illumina high throughput(More)
Virus-derived short interfering RNAs (vsiRNAs) isolated from grapevine V. vinifera Pinot Noir clone ENTAV 115 were analyzed by high-throughput sequencing using the Illumina Solexa platform. We identified and characterized vsiRNAs derived from grapevine field plants naturally infected with different viruses belonging to the genera Foveavirus, Maculavirus,(More)
The role of Grapevine Pinot gris virus (GPGV) in the etiology of grapevine leaf mottling and deformation was investigated by biological and molecular assays. A survey on different cultivars from the Trentino Region in Italy showed a widespread distribution of GPGV, which was associated with symptomatic (79%) but also with symptomless (21%) vines.(More)
In eukaryotes, ARGONAUTE proteins (AGOs) associate with microRNAs (miRNAs), short interfering RNAs (siRNAs), and other classes of small RNAs to regulate target RNA or target loci. Viral infection in plants induces a potent and highly specific antiviral RNA silencing response characterized by the formation of virus-derived siRNAs. Arabidopsis thaliana has(More)
Deep-sequencing technology applied on double stranded RNA recovered from an apricot tree with vein clearing symptoms allowed the identification of a novel virus with a single-stranded RNA genome, for which the provisional name apricot vein clearing-associated virus (AVCaV) is proposed. Its genome comprises 7315nt, excluding the poly(A) tail, covering four(More)
A novel virus has been identified by next-generation sequencing (NGS) in privet (Ligustrum japonicum L.) affected by a graft-transmissible disease characterized by leaf blotch symptoms resembling infectious variegation, a virus-like privet disease with an unclear aetiology. This virus, which has been tentatively named 'privet leaf blotch-associated virus'(More)
Two representative isolates of a citrus tristeza virus population in Sicily, SG29 (aggressive) and Bau282 (mild), were sequenced via viral small RNAs (vsRNA) produced in budlings of sweet orange grafted on sour orange. Phylogenetic relationships with Mediterranean and exotic isolates revealed that SG29 clustered within the “VT-Asian” subtype, whereas Bau282(More)
The recent Xylella fastidiosa subsp. pauca (Xfp) outbreak in olive (Olea europaea) groves in southern Italy is causing a destructive disease denoted Olive Quick Decline Syndrome (OQDS). Field observations disclosed that Xfp-infected plants of cv. Leccino show much milder symptoms, than the more widely grown and highly susceptible cv. Ogliarola salentina. To(More)
Molecular features and genomic organization were determined for Citrus yellow vein clearing virus (CYVCV), the putative viral causal agent of yellow vein clearing disease of lemon trees, reported in Pakistan, India, and more recently in Turkey and China. CYVCV isolate Y1 from Adana, Turkey, was used for deep sequencing analysis of the virus-induced small(More)