Fabrizio Cillo

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The progression of oocyte meiosis is accompanied by major changes in the ooplasm that play a key role in the completion of a coordinate nuclear and cytoplasmic maturation. We review evidence from the literature and present data obtained in our laboratory on different aspects of pig oocyte cytoplasm compartmentalization during maturation and early embryo(More)
The efficiency of breeding schemes is dependent on the high fecundity of the selected individuals. Reproductive technologies are constantly pushing the physiological limits, but while the male reproductive potential is almost fully exploited, female reproductive physiology is the subject of constant research. Since the number of offspring that a female can(More)
The biological and molecular characterization is reported of a Watermelon mosaic virus isolate, denoted WMV-Le, associated with a necrotic phenotype of watermelon plants grown in the Provinces of Lecce and Taranto (Apulia, southern Italy). The fully sequenced WMV-Le genome consists of 10,045 nucleotides and is 99.1% similar to that of WMV-C05-270, a French(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)
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)
mRNA differential display-PCR analysis was used to perform a systematic screening of Somatostatin (SS)-regulated genes in the human prostatic carcinoma cell line LNCaP (Lymph Node Carcinoma of the Prostate). A 170 bp fragment was shown to be up-regulated by SS. Sequence analysis of this fragment revealed its homology with the human Topoisomerase II Alpha(More)
  • Triolo Mediante, M M Finetti Sialer, +4 authors Scot
  • 2004
A new cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) subgroup based on recent sequence data has been proposed by Palukaitis and Zaitlin (1997) to distinguish between some strains in the former subgroup I. The three subgroups are tentatively named IA, IB and II. Here we describe a simple and rapid procedure based on the reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)(More)
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