DAFNAE's publications

DAFNAE's publications

Journal articles (2019)

Collection of scientific articles published by DAFNAE's members in 2019 (on ISI/Scopus indexed journals).


Franzoi M., Niero G., Penasa M., De Marchi M. (2019). Development of infrared prediction models for diffusible and micellar minerals in bovine milk. Animals 9:430.

DOI: 10.3390/ani9070430


Botton A., Ruperti B. (2019). The Yes and No of the Ethylene Involvement in Abscission. Plants 8(6):187. (Invited Review)

DOI: 10.3390/plants8060187

Journal of Dairy Science

Costa A., Lopez-Villalobos N., Sneddon N.W., Shalloo L., Franzoi M., De Marchi M., Penasa M. (2019). Milk lactose – Current status and future challenges in dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science 102:5883-5898. (Invited Review)

DOI: 10.3168/jds.2018-15955


Torresani L., Wu J., Masin R., Penasa M., Tarolli P. (2019). Estimating soil degradation in montane grasslands of North-eastern Italian Alps (Italy). Heliyon 5:e01825.

DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e01825

Journal of Dairy Science

Costa A., Visentin G., De Marchi M., Cassandro M., Penasa M. (2019). Genetic relationships of lactose and freezing point with minerals and coagulation traits predicted from milk mid-infrared spectra in Holstein cows. Journal of Dairy Science 102:7217-7225.

DOI: 10.3168/jds.2018-15378

Animal Science Journal

Bobbo T., Roveglia C., Penasa M., Visentin G., Finocchiaro R., Cassandro M. (2019). Genetic relationships of alternative somatic cell count traits with milk yield, composition and udder type traits in Italian Jersey cows. Animal Science Journal 90:808-817.

DOI: 10.1111/asj.13204


Curro S., De Marchi M., Claps S., Salzano A., De Palo P., Manuelian C.L., Neglia G. (2019). Differences in the detailed milk mineral composition of Italian local and Saanen goat breeds. Animals 9:412.

DOI: 10.3390/ani9070412

Frontiers in Plant Science

Alagna F., Caceres M. E., Pandolfi S., Collani S., Mousavi S., Mariotti R., Cultrera N. G. M., Baldoni L., Barcaccia G. (2019). The paradox of self-fertile varieties in the context of self-incompatible genotypes in olive. Frontiers in Plant Science 10:725.

DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00725



Basso A., Barcaccia G., Galla G. (2019). Annotation and expression of IDN2-like and FDM-like genes in sexual and aposporous Hypericum perforatum L. accessions. Plants 8(6):158.

DOI: 10.3390/plants8060158

Journal of Experimental Botany

Albertini E., Barcaccia G., Carman J.G., Pupilli F. (2019). Did apomixis evolve from sex or was it the other way around? Journal of Experimental Botany 70(11):2951-2964.

DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erz109

Frontiers in Plant Science

Palumbo F., Vannozzi A., Magon G., Lucchin M., Barcaccia G. (2019). Genomics of flower identity in grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.). Frontiers in Plant Science 10:316.

DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00316

Frontiers in Plant Science

Galla G., Basso A., Grisan S., Bellucci M., Pupilli F., Barcaccia G. (2019). Ovule gene expression analysis in sexual and aposporous apomictic Hypericum perforatum L. (Hypericaceae) accessions. Frontiers in Plant Science 10:654.

DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00654

Frontiers in Plant Science

Palumbo F., Qi P., Pinto V.B., Devos K.M., Barcaccia G. (2019). Construction of the first SNP-based linkage map using genotyping-by-sequencing and mapping of the male-sterility gene in leaf chicory. Frontiers in Plant Science 10:276.

DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00276


Viglietti G., Galla G., Porceddu A., Barcaccia G., Curk F., Luro F., Scarpa G.M. (2019). Karyological analysis and DNA barcoding of Pompia citron: A first step toward the identification of its relatives. Plants 8(4):83.

DOI: 10.3390/plants8040083

Frontiers in Plant Science

Niero G., Penasa M., Costa A., Currò S., Visentin G., Cassandro M., De Marchi M. (2019). Total antioxidant activity of bovine milk: Phenotypic variation and predictive ability of mid-infrared spectroscopy. International Dairy Journal 89:105-110.

DOI: 10.1016/j.idairyj.2018.08.014


Manuelian C.L., Penasa M., Visentin G., Benedet A., Cassandro M., De Marchi M. (2019). Multi-breed herd approach to detect breed differences in composition and fatty acid profile of cow milk. Czech Journal of Animal Science 64:11-16.

DOI: 10.17221/18/2018-CJAS

J Dairy Science

Manuelian C.L., Penasa M., Giangolini G., Boselli C., Currò S., De Marchi M. (2019). Short communication: Fourier-transform mid-infrared spectroscopy to predict coagulation and acidity traits of sheep bulk milk. Journal of Dairy Science 102:1927-1932.

DOI: 10.3168/jds.2018-15259


Visentin G., Niero G., Berry D.P., Costa A., Cassandro M., De Marchi M., Penasa M. (2019). Genetic (co)variances between milk mineral concentration and chemical composition in lactating Holstein-Friesian dairy cows. Animal 13:477-486.

DOI: 10.1017/S1751731118001507

J Dairy Science

Costa A., Egger-Danner C., Mészáros G., Fuerst C., Penasa M., Sölkner J., Fuerst-Waltl B. (2019). Genetic associations of lactose and its ratios to other milk solids with health traits in Austrian Fleckvieh cows. Journal of Dairy Science 102:4238-4248.

DOI: 10.3168/jds.2018-15883

J Dairy Science

Bobbo T., Penasa M., Cassandro M. (2019). Short communication: Genetic aspects of milk differential somatic cell count in Holstein cows: A preliminary analysis. Journal of Dairy Science 102:4275-4279.

DOI: 10.3168/jds.2018-16092


Costa A., Lopez-Villalobos N., Visentin G., De Marchi M., Cassandro M., Penasa M. (2019). Heritability and repeatability of milk lactose and its relationships with traditional milk traits, somatic cell score and freezing point in Holstein cows. Animal 13:909-916.

DOI: 10.1017/S1751731118002094


Franzoi M., Niero G., Visentin G., Penasa M., Cassandro M., De Marchi M. (2019). Variation of detailed protein composition of cow milk predicted from a large database of mid-infrared spectra. Animals 9:176.

DOI: 10.3390/ani9040176

Frontiers in Plant Science

Roveglia C., Niero G., Penasa M., Finocchiaro R., Marusi M., Lopez-Villalobos N., Cassandro M. (2019). Phenotypic analysis of milk composition, milk urea nitrogen and somatic cell score in Italian Jersey cattle breed. Italian Journal of Animal Science 18:405-409.

DOI: 10.1080/1828051X.2018.1531684

Frontiers in Plant Science

Niero G., Franzoi M., Vigolo V., Penasa M., Cassandro M., Boselli C., Giangolini G., De Marchi M. (2019). Validation of a gold standard method for iodine quantification in raw and processed milk, and its variation in different dairy species. Journal of Dairy Science 102:4808-4815.

DOI: 10.3168/jds.2018-15946


Benedet A., Manuelian C.L., Zidi A., Penasa M., De Marchi M. (2019). Invited review: β-hydroxybutyrate concentration in blood and milk and its associations with cow performance. Animal 13:1676-1689.


Archives Animal breeding

Currò S., Manuelian C. L., De Marchi M., De Palo P., Claps S., Maggiolino A., Campanile G., Rufrano D., Fontana A., Pedota G., Neglia G. (2019). Autochthonous dairy goat breeds showed better milk quality than Saanen under the same environmental conditions. Archives Animal Breeding, 62:83-89.

DOI: 10.5194/aab-62-83-2019

Frontiers in Plant Science

Ruperti B., Botton A., Populin P., Eccher G., Brilli M., Quaggiotti S., Trevisan S., Cainelli N., Guarracino P., Schievano E., Meggio F. (2019). Flooding Responses on Grapevine: A Physiological, Transcriptional, and Metabolic Perspective. Frontiers in Plant Science

DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00339

Food Chemistry

Dupas de Matos A., Marangon M., Magli M., Cianciabella M., Predieri S., Curioni A., Vincenzi S. (2019). Sensory characterization of cucumbers pickled with verjuice as novel acidifying agent. Food Chemistry, 286:78-86.

DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2019.01.2163


Ghisi R., Vamerali T., Manzetti S. (2019). Accumulation of perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) in agricultural plants: A review. Environmental Research 169:326-341.

DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2018.10.023

American Journal of Enology and Viticulture

Vendrame N., Tezza L., Pitacco A. (2019). Study of the Carbon Budget of a Temperate-Climate Vineyard: Inter-Annual Variability of CO2 Fluxes.  American Journal of Enology and Viticulture 70 (1).

DOI: 10.5344/ajev.2018.18006


Franz D., Acosta M., Altimir N., Arriga N., Arrouays D., Aubinet M., Aurela M., Ayres E., López-Ballesteros A., Barbaste M., Berveiller D., Biraud S., Boukir H., Brown T., Brümmer C., Buchmann N., Burba G., Carrara A., Cescatti A., Ceschia E., Clement R., Cremonese E., Crill P., Darenova E., Dengel S., D’Odorico P., Filippa G., Fleck S., Fratini G., Fuß R., Gielen B., Gogo S., Grace J., Graf A., Grelle A., Gross P., Grünwald T., Haapanala S., Hehn M., Heinesch B., Heiskanen J., Herbst M., Herschlein C., Hörtnagl L., Hufkens K., Ibrom A., Jolivet C., Joly L., Jones M., Kiese R., Klemedtsson L., Kljun N., Klumpp K., Kolari P., Kolle O., Kowalski A., Kutsch W., Laurila T., Ligne A.d., Linder S., Lindroth A., Lohila A., Longdoz B., Mammarella I., Manise T., Maranón Jiménez S., Matteucci G., Mauder M., Meier P., Merbold L., Mereu S., Metzger S., Migliavacca M., Mölder M., Montagnani L., Moureaux C., Nelson D., Nemitz E., Nicolini G., Nilsson M.B., Op de Beeck M., Osborne B., Ottosson Löfvenius M., Pavelka M., Peichl M., Peltola O., Pihlatie M., Pitacco A., Pokorný R., Pumpanen J., Ratié C., Rebmann C., Roland M., Sabbatini S., Saby N.P.A., Saunders M., Schmid H.P., Schrumpf M., Sedlák P., Serrano Ortiz P., Siebicke L., Šigut L., Silvennoinen H., Simioni G., Skiba U., Sonnentag O., Soudani K., Soulé P., Steinbrecher R., Tallec T., Thimonier A., Tuittila E.-S., Tuovinen J.-P., Vestin P., Vincent G., Vincke C., Vitale D., Waldner P., Weslien P., Wingate L., Wohlfahrt G., Zahniser M., Vesala T. (2019). Towards long-term standardised carbon and greenhouse gas observations for monitoring Europe´s terrestrial ecosystems: a review.  International Agrophysics 32(4):439-455.

DOI: 10.1515/intag-2017-0039


Sabbatini S., Mammarella I., Arriga N., Fratini G., Graf A., Hörtnagl L., Ibrom A., Longdoz B., Mauder M., Merbold L., Metzger S., Montagnani L., Pitacco A., Rebmann C., Sedlák P., Igut L., Vitale D., Papale D.(2019). Eddy covariance raw data processing for CO2 and energy fluxes calculation at ICOS ecosystem stations.  International Agrophysics 32(4):495-515.

DOI: 10.1515/intag-2017-0043

Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment

Tezza L., Vendrame N., Pitacco A. (2019) Disentangling the carbon budget of a vineyard: The role of soil management.  Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 272:52-62

DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2018.11.002





Journal articles (2018)

Collection of scientific articles published by DAFNAE's members in 2018 (on ISI/Scopus indexed journals).


Marangon M., Vegro M., Vincenzi S., Lomolino G., De Iseppi A., Curioni A. (2018) A Novel Method for the Quantification of White Wine Mannoproteins by a Competitive Indirect Enzyme-Linked Lectin Sorbent Assay (CI-ELLSA). Molecules 23:3070.

DOI: 10.3390/molecules23123070


Tinello F., Mihaylova D., Lante A. (2018). Effect of dipping pre-treatment with unripe grape juice on dried “Golden Delicious” apple slices. Food and Bioprocess Technology 11:2275–2285.

DOI: 10.1007/s11947-018-2186-2


Lante A., Barion G., Zannoni S., Pastore M.R., Tinello F., Dal Cortivo C., Vamerali T., Mosca G. (2018). An ecofriendly procedure to extract isoflavones from soybean seeds. Journal of Cleaner Production 170:1102–1110

DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.09.218

European Food Research and Technology

Dupas de Matos A., Magli M., Marangon M., Curioni A., Pasini G., Vincenzi S. (2018). Use of verjuice as an acidic salad seasoning ingredient: evaluation by consumers’ liking and Check-All-That-Apply. European Food Research and Technology (in press)

DOI: 10.1007/s00217-018-3120-6


Crumpton M., Atkinson A., Marangon M. (2018). Effect of carboxymethyl cellulose added at the dosage stage on the foamability of a bottle-fermented sparkling wine. Beverages 4(2):27.

DOI: 10.3390/beverages4020027


Vannozzi A., Lucchin M., Barcaccia G (2018). cpDNA Barcoding by Combined End-Point and Real-Time PCR Analyses to Identify and Quantify the Main Contaminants of Oregano (Origanum vulgare L.) in Commercial Batches. Diversity 10:98.

DOI: 10.3390/d10030098

Scientific Reports

Palumbo F., Vannozzi A., Vitulo N., Lucchin M., Barcaccia G. (2018). The leaf transcriptome of fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill.) enables characterization of the t-anethole pathway and the discovery of microsatellites and single-nucleotide variants. Scientific Reports 8:10459.

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-28775-2


Dong W., Vannozzi A., Chen F., Hu Y., Chen Z., Zhang L. (2018). MORC domain definition and evolutionary analysis of the MORC gene family in green plants. Genome Biol. Evol. 10:1730–1744.

DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evy136


Trocino A., Birolo M., Dabbou S., Gratta F., Rigo N., Xiccato G. (2018). Effect of age and gender on carcass traits and meat quality of farmed brown hares. Animal 12:864-871.

DOI: 10.1017/S1751731117002385

Livestock Sci

Caucci C., Di Martino G., Capello K., Mazzucato M., Trocino A., Xiccato G., Lago N., Brichese M., Bonfanti L. (2018). Risk factors for pre-slaughter mortality in fattening and breeding rabbits. Livest. Sci. 210:55–58.

DOI: 10.1016/j.livsci.2018.02.005


Zomeño C., Birolo M., Gratta F., Zuffellato A., Xiccato G., Trocino A. (2018). Effects of group housing system, pen floor type, and lactation management on performance and behaviour in rabbit does. Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci. 203:55–63.

DOI: 10.1016/j.applanim.2018.03.002


Trocino A., Filiou E., Zomeño C., Birolo M., Bertotto D., Xiccato G. (2018). Behaviour and reactivity of female and male rabbits housed in collective pens: effect of floor type and stocking density at different ages. World Rabbit Sci. 26:135–147.

DOI: 10.4995/wrs.2018.7747

Scientific Reports

Sitzia T., Campagnaro T., Kotze D.J., Nardi S., Ertani A. (2018). The invasion of abandoned fields by a major alien tree filters understory plant traits in novel forest ecosystems. Scientific Reports 8(1):8410.

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-26493-3

Frontiers in Plant Science

Ertani A. , Francioso O., Tinti A., Schiavon M., Pizzeghello D., Nardi S. (2018). Evaluation of Seaweed Extracts From Laminaria and Ascophyllum nodosum spp. as Biostimulants in Zea mays L. Using a Combination of Chemical, Biochemical and Morphological Approaches. Frontiers in Plant Science 9:428.

DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2018.00428

Frontiers in Plant Science

Stevanato P., Broccanello C., Moliterni V.M.C., Mandolino G., Barone V., Lucini L., Bertoldo G., Bertaggia M., Cagnin M., Pizzeghello D., Baglieri A., Squartini A., Concheri G., Nardi S. (2018). Innovative Approaches to Evaluate Sugar Beet Responses to Changes in Sulfate Availability. Frontiers in Plant Science 9:14.

DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2018.00014


Ertani A., Francioso O., Ferrari E., Schiavon M., Nardi S. (2018). Spectroscopic-Chemical Fingerprint and biostimulant Activity of a Protein-Based Product in Solid Form. Molecules 23:1031.

DOI: 10.3390/molecules23051031

Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences

Nicosia C., Ertani A., Vianello, A., Nardi S., Brogiolo G.P., Arnau A.C., Becherini F. (2018). Heart of darkness: an interdisciplinary investigation of the urban anthropic deposits of the Baptistery of Padua (Italy). Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 1-16.

DOI: 10.1007/s12520-018-0646-2

Journal of Applied Phycology

Barone V., Baglieri A., Stevanato P., Broccanello C., Bertoldo G., Bertaggia M., Cagnin M., Pizzeghello D., Moliterni V.M.C., Mandolino G., Fornasier F., Squartini A., Nardi S., Concheri G. (2018). Root morphological and molecular responses induced by microalgae extracts in sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.). Journal of Applied Phycology 30:1061-1071.

DOI: 10.1007/s10811-017-1283-3

Plant physiology and Biochemistry

Vandelle E., Vannozzi A., Wong D., Danzi D., Digby A.M., Dal Santo S., Astegno A. (2018). Identification, characterization, and expression analysis of calmodulin and calmodulin-like genes in grapevine (Vitis vinifera) reveals likely roles in stress responses. Plant physiology and Biochemistry (in press)

DOI: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2018.06.003

Scientific Reports

Pegolo, S., Mach N., Ramayo-Caldas Y., Schiavon S., Bittante G., Cecchinato A. (2018). Integration of GWAS, pathway and network analyses reveals novel mechanistic insights into the synthesis of milk proteins in dairy cows. Scientific Reports 8: 566.

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-18916-4

Frontiers in Genetics.

Gianola D., Cecchinato A., Naya H., Schon C. C. (2018). Prediction of complex traits: robust alternatives to best linear unbiased prediction. Frontiers in Genetics 9: 195..

DOI: 10.3389/fgene.2018.00195

Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

Nicoletto C., Vianello F., Sambo P. (2018). Effect of different home‐cooking methods on textural and nutritional properties of sweet potato genotypes grown in temperate climate conditions. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 98(2), 574-581.

DOI: 10.1002/jsfa.8499


Nicoletto C., Maucieri C., Mathis A., Schmautz Z., Komives T., Sambo P., Junge R. (2018) Extension of Aquaponic Water Use for NFT Baby-Leaf Production: Mizuna and Rocket Salad. Agronomy 8(5), 75.

DOI: 10.3390/agronomy8050075

European Journal of Agronomy

Ashwin N.M.R., Maucieri C., Florio G., Borin M. (2018). Ligneous-cellulosic, nitrophilous and wetland plants for biomass production and watertable protection against nutrient leaching. European Journal of Agronomy 96, 77-86..

DOI: 10.1016/j.eja.2018.01.018

Italian Journal of Agronomy

Maucieri C., Nicoletto C., Junge R., Schmautz Z., Sambo P., Borin M. (2018). Hydroponic systems and water management in aquaponics: a review. Italian Journal of Agronomy 13, 1-11.

DOI: 10.4081/ija.2017.1012

Agricultural Water Management

Barco A., Maucieri C., Borin M. (2018). Root system characterization and water requirements of ten perennial herbaceous species for biomass production managed with high nitrogen and water inputs. Agricultural Water Management 196, 37-47.

DOI: 10.1016/j.bbagen.2018.03.014

Journal of Cleaner Production

Maucieri C., Forchino A.A., Nicoletto C., Junge R., Pastres R., Sambo P., Borin M. (2018). Life cycle assessment of a micro aquaponic system for educational purposes built using recovered material. Journal of Cleaner Production 172, 3119-3127.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.11.097


Bortolini L., Maucieri C., Borin M. (2018). A Tool for the Evaluation of Irrigation Water Quality in the Arid and Semi-Arid Regions. Agronomy 8(2), 23.

DOI: 10.3390/agronomy8020023


Caruso C., Maucieri C., Berruti A., Borin M., Barbera A.C. (2018). Responses of Different Panicum miliaceum L. Genotypes to Saline and Water Stress in a Marginal Mediterranean Environment. Agronomy 8(1), 8.

DOI: 10.3390/agronomy8010008

Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution

Hmmam I., Mariotti R., Ruperti B., Cultrera N., Baldoni L., Barcaccia G. (2018). Venetian olive (Olea europaea) germplasm: disclosing the genetic identity of locally grown cultivars suited for typical extra virgin oil productions. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution (in press).

DOI: 10.1007/s10722-018-0650-5

Bioresource Technology

Rodríguez Gamero J.E., Favaro L., Pizzocchero V., Lomolino G., Basaglia M., Casella S. (2018). Nuclease expression in efficient polyhydroxyalkanoates-producing bacteria could yield cost reduction during downstream processing. Bioresource Technology 261, 176-181.

DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2018.04.021

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Ashwin N.M.R., Barnabas L., Sundar A.R., Malathi P., Viswanathan R., Masi A., Agrawal G.K., Rakwal R. (2018). CfPDIP1, a novel secreted protein of Colletotrichum falcatum, elicits defense responses in sugarcane and triggers hypersensitive response in tobacco. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (in press).

DOI: 10.1007/s00253-018-9009-2

Plant Biotechnol J.

Wang J., Cappa J.J., Harris J.P., Edger P.P., Zhou W., Pires J.C., Adair M., Unruh S.A., Simmons M.P., Schiavon M., Pilon-Smits E.A.H. (2018). Transcriptome-wide comparison of selenium hyperaccumulator and nonaccumulator Stanleya species provides new insight into key processes mediating the hyperaccumulation syndrome. Plant Biotechnol J (in press).

DOI: 10.1111/pbi.12897

Biochim Biophys Acta

Jiang Y., Schiavon M., Lima L.W., Tripti, Jones R.R., El Mehdawi A.F., Royer S. Zeng Z., Hu Y., Pilon-Smits E.A.H., Pilon M. (2018). Comparison of ATP sulfurylase 2 from selenium hyperaccumulator Stanleya pinnata and non-accumulator Stanleya elata reveals differential intracellular localization and enzyme activity levels. Biochim Biophys Acta (in press).

DOI: 10.1016/j.bbagen.2018.03.014

Scientific Reports

Bocchini M.,  Galla G., Pupilli F., Bellucci M., Barcaccia G., Ortiz J.P.A., Pessino S.C., Albertini E. (2018). The vesicle trafficking regulator PN_SCD1 is demethylated and overexpressed in florets of apomictic Paspalum notatum genotypes. Scientific Reports 8, Article number: 3030.

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-21220-4


Ochogavía A., Galla G., Seijo J.G., González A.M., Bellucci M., Pupilli F., Barcaccia G., Albertini E., Pessino S. (2018). Structure, target-specificity and expression of PN_LNC_N13, a long non-coding RNA differentially expressed in apomictic and sexual Paspalum notatumPlant Molecular Biology 96(1-2), 53-67.

DOI: 10.1007/s11103-017-0679-4

Plant & Cell Physiology

Vannozzi A., Chern D., Wong J., Höll J., Hmmam I., Matus J.T., Bogs J., Ziegler T., Dry I., Barcaccia G., Lucchin M. (2018). Combinatorial Regulation of Stilbene Synthase Genes by WRKY and MYB Transcription Factors in Grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.). Plant & Cell Physiology (in press), pcy045.

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-21220-4

Critical Reviews in Plant Science

Chen F., Hu Y., Vannozzi A., Wu K., Cai H., Qin Y., Mullis A., Lin Z., Zhang L. (2018). The WRKY Transcription Factor Family in Model Plants and Crop. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences (in press).

DOI: 10.1080/07352689.2018.1441103


Journal articles

Collection of some scientific articles published by DAFNAE's members in 2017 (on ISI/Scopus indexed journals).

Scientific Reports

Pegolo, S., Dadousis C., Mach N., Ramayo-Caldas Y., Mele M., Conte G., Schiavon S., Bittante G., Cecchinato A. (2017). SNP co-association and network analyses identify E2F3, KDM5A and BACH2 as key regulators of the bovine milk fatty acid profile. Scientific Reports 7: 17317

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-17434-7

New Phytologist

El Mehdawi AF, Jiang Y, Guignardi ZS, Esmat A, Pilon M, Pilon-Smits EAH, Schiavon M (2017). Influence of sulfate supply on selenium uptake dynamics and expression of sulfate/selenate transporters in selenium hyperaccumulator and nonhyperaccumulator Brassicaceae. New Phytologist (in press).

DOI: 10.1111/nph.14838

N. M. R. Ashwin, Leonard Barnabas, A. Ramesh Sundar, P. Malathi, R. Viswanathan, A. Masi, Ganesh Kumar Agrawal, Randeep Rakwal (2017). Advances in proteomic technologies and their scope of application in understanding plant–pathogen interactions. Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology (in press)
DOI: 10.1007/s13562-017-0402-1

Sajad Majeed Zargar, Reetika Mahajan, Muslima Nazir, Preeti Nagar, Sun Tae Kim, Vandna Rai, Antonio Masi, Syed Mudasir Ahmad, Riaz Ahmad Shah, Nazir Ahmad Ganai, Ganesh K. Agrawal, i, Randeep Rakwal (2017). Common bean proteomics: Present status and future strategies. Journal of Proteomics (in press)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jprot.2017.03.019 

Ashwin NMR, Barnabas L, Ramesh Sundar A, Malathi P, Viswanathan R, Masi A, Agrawal GK, Rakwal R. (2017). Comparative secretome analysis of Colletotrichum falcatum identifies a cerato-platanin protein (EPL1) as a potential pathogen-associated molecular pattern (PAMP) inducing systemic resistance in sugarcane. Journal of Proteomics (in press)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jprot.2017.05.020

Dalla Riva A., Burek J., Kim D., Thoma G., Cassandro M., De Marchi M. (2017) Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Italian Mozzarella Cheese: Hotspots and Improvement Opportunities. J. Dairy Sci. (in press).

DOI: 10.3168/jds.2016-12396

Scarso S., McParland S., VIsentin G., Berry D.P., McDermott A., De Marchi M. (2017) Genetic and non-genetic factors associated with milk color in dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. (in press).

DOI: 10.3168/jds.2016-11683

Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

Nicoletto C., Vianello F., Sambo P.  (2017). Effect of different home-cooking methods on textural and nutritional properties of sweet potato genotypes grown in temperate climate conditions. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture (in press).

DOI: 10.1002/jsfa.8499

Berardi L., M. Pivato, G. Arrigoni, E. Mitali, A. R. Trentin, M. Olivieri, C. Kerdelhué, F. Dorkeld, S. Nidelet, E. Dubois, A. Battisti, and A. Masi, 2017. Proteome analysis of urticating setae from Thaumetopoea pityocampa (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae). Journal of Medical Entomology (in press)

DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjx144

Agricultural and Forest Entomology

Petrucco-Toffolo E, Basso A, Kerdelhué C, Ipekdal K, Mendel Z, Simonato M,Battisti A 2017. Evidence of potential hybridization in the Thaumetopoea pityocampa-wilkinsoni complex. Agricultural and Forest Entomology (in press)

 DOI: 10.1111/afe.12224

Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

Crumpton M., Rice C.J., Atkinson A., Taylor G., Marangon M. (2017). The effect of sucrose addition at dosage stage on the foam attributes of a bottle-fermented English Sparkling Wine. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture (in press).

DOI: 10.1002/jsfa.8570

Salazar F.N., Marangon M., Labbé M., LiraJuanE., Rodríguez-Bencomo J.,  López F. (2017). Comparative study of sodium bentonite and sodium-activated bentonite fining during white wine fermentation: its effect on protein content, protein stability, lees volume, and volatile compounds. European Food Research and Technology (in press).

DOI: 10.1007/s00217-017-2917-z


Basso A., Negrisolo E., Zilli A., Battisti A., Cerretti P. (2017). A total evidence phylogeny for the processionary moths of the genus Thaumetopoea (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae: Thaumetopoeinae). Cladistics (in press).

DOI: 10.1111/cla.12181

Martinez-Sañudo I., Simonato M., Squartini A. Mori N., Marri L., Mazzon L. (2017) - Metagenomic analysis reveals changes of the Drosophila suzukii microbiota in the newly colonised regions. Insect Science (in press)
DOI: 10.1111/1744-7917.12458

Journal of Economic Entomology

Rassati D., Haack RA., Knížek M., Faccoli M. (2017) National trade can drive range expansion of bark- and wood-boring beetles. Journal of Economic Entomology, tox308

DOI: 10.1093/jee/tox308

BMC Plant Biology

Forestan C., Farinati S., Aiese Cigliano R., Lunardon A., Sanseverino W., Varotto S. (2017). Maize RNA PolIV affects the expression of genes with nearby TE insertions and has a genome-wide repressive impact on transcription. BMC Plant Biology 17:161.
DOI: 10.1186/s12870-017-1108-1

Lunardon A., Forestan C., Farinati S., Varotto S. (2018) De Novo Identification of sRNA Loci and Non-coding RNAs by High-Throughput Sequencing. In: Bemer M., Baroux C. (eds) Plant Chromatin Dynamics. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1675. Humana Press, New York, NY

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-7318-7_17

Mainente F., Simonato B., Pasini G., Franchin C., Arrigoni G., Rizzi C. (2017) Hen egg white lysozyme is a hidden allergen in Italian commercial ciders. Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A 34: 145-151
DOI: 10.1080/19440049.2016.1265673

Favaro L., Cagnin L., Basaglia M., Pizzocchero V., Van Zyl W.H., Casella S. (2017) Production of bioethanol from multiple waste streams of rice milling. Bioresource Technology V.244 Part 1, pages 151-159
DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2017.07.108

Palumbo F., Galla G., Martínez-Bello L., Barcaccia G. (2017) Venetian local corn (Zea mays L.) germplasm: Disclosing the genetic anatomy of old landraces suited for typical cornmeal mush production. Diversity 9 (3): 32
DOI: 10.3390/d9030032

Giaretta S, Prasad D, Forieri I, Vamerali T, Trentin AR, Wirtz M, Hell R, Masi A (2017). Apoplastic gamma-glutamyl transferase activity encoded by GGT1 and GGT2 is important for vegetative and generative development. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 115:44-56.
DOI: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2017.03.007

G. Lomolino, F. Morari, N. Dal Ferro, S. Vincenzi, G. Pasini (2017). Investigating the einkorn (Triticum monococcum) and common wheat (Triticum aestivum) bread crumb structure with X-ray microtomography. Effects on rheological and sensory propertie.  International Journal of Food Science & Technology 52(6): 1498-1507.
DOI: 10.1111/ijfs.13425

Gazzola D., Pasini G., Tolin S., Curioni A., Vincenzi S. (2017). Characterization of chitinase isoforms from grape juice. Italian Journal Food Science 29: 50-62.
DOI: 10.14674/1120-1770/ijfs.v551

Manuelian C.L., S. Currò, G. Visentin, M. Penasa, M. Cassandro, C. Dellea, M. Bernardi, and M. De Marchi. (2017). Technical note: At-line prediction of mineral composition of fresh cheeses using near infrared technologies. J. Dairy Sci. 100: 6084-6089.
DOI: 10.3168/jds.2017-12634

Birolo M., Trocino A., Tazzoli M., Xiccato G. (2017). Effect of feed restriction and feeding plans on performance, slaughter traits and body composition of growing rabbits. World Rabbit Sci. 25: 113-122. 
DOI: 10.4995/wrs.2017.6748

Zomeño C., Birolo M., Zuffellato A., Xiccato G., Trocino A. 2017. Aggressiveness in group-housed rabbit does: influence of group size and pen characteristics. Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci. 194: 79-85.
DOI: 10.1016/j.applanim.2017.05.016

Radaelli G., Piccirillo A., Birolo M., Bertotto D., Gratta F., Ballarin C., Vascellari M., Xiccato G., Trocino A. (2017). Effect of age on the occurrence of muscle fiber degeneration associated with myopathies in broiler chickens submitted to feed restriction. Poultry Sci. 96: 309-319. 
DOI: 10.3382/ps/pew270

Saumitou-Laprade P.,  Vernet P., Vekemans X., Billiard S., Gallina S., Essalouh L., Mhaïs A., Moukhli A., El Bakkali A., Barcaccia G., Alagna F., Mariotti R., Cultrera N., Pandolfi S., Rossi M., Khadari B., Baldoni L. (2017). Elucidation of the genetic architecture of self-incompatibility in olive: Evolutionary consequences and perspectives for orchard management. Evolutionary Applications, Art. No. 12457 
DOI: 10.1111/eva.12457

Palumbo F., Galla G., Barcaccia G. (2017). Developing a molecular identification assay of old landraces for the genetic authentication of typical agro-food products: the case study of the barley ‘Agordino’. Food Technology and Biotechnology 55 (1): 29-39.
DOI: 10.17113/ftb.

Saumitou-Laprade P., Vernet P., Vekemans X., Castric V., Barcaccia G., Khadari B., Baldoni L. (2017). Controlling for genetic identity of varieties, pollen contamination and stigma receptivity is essential to characterize the self-incompatibility system of Olea europaea L. Evolutionary Applications, Art. No. 12498 (DOI: 10.1111/eva.12498).
DOI: 10.1111/eva.12498

Vellidis G, Morari F, Battisti A, Berti A, Borin M, Broder J, Cabrera M, Cattarinussi R, Franklin D, McMaken V, Shilling D, Vencill M. 2017. From a precision agriculture consortium to a dual master’s degree in Sustainable Agriculture. Advances in Animal Biosciences: Precision Agriculture (ECPA), 8: 738–742.
DOI: 10.1017/S2040470017000346

Fungal BiologyMalacrinò A, Rassati D, Schena L, Mehzabin R, Battisti A, Palmeri V 2017. Fungal communities associated with bark and ambrosia beetles trapped at international harbours. Fungal Ecology 28: 44-52.
DOI: 10.1016/j.funeco.2017.04.007

Italian Journal of AgronomyMaucieri C., Nicoletto C., Caruso C., Sambo P., Borin M. (2017). Effects of digestate solid fraction fertilisation on yield and soil carbon dioxide emission in a horticulture succession. Ital. J. Agron. 12: 116-123.
DOI: 10.4081/ija.2017.800

AgronomyNicoletto C., Maucieri C., Sambo P. (2017). Effects on Water Management and Quality Characteristics of Ozone Application in Chicory Forcing Process: A Pilot System. Agronomy (2): 29.
DOI: 10.3390/agronomy7020029

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP)Baratella D., Magro M., Jakubec P., Bonaiuto E., de Almeida Roger J., Gerotto E., Zoppellaro G., Tucek J., Safarova K.C., Zboril R., Cecconello A., Willner I., Santagata S., Sambo P.d and Vianello F. (2017). Electrostatically stabilized hybrids of carbon and maghemite nanoparticles: electrochemical study and application. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 19: 11668-11677.
DOI: 10.1039/c7cp01486d

AJGWGazzola D., Vincenzi S., Marangon M., Pasini G., Curioni A. (2017). Grape seed extract: the first protein-based fining agent endogenous to grapes. Aust. J. Grape Wine R. 23215225.
DOI: 10.1111/ajgw.12268 

Annual Review of EntomologyBattisti A., Larsson S., Roques A. (2017). Processionary moths and associated urtication risk: global-change driven effects. Annu. Rev. Entomol. 62: 323-342.
DOI: 10.1146/annurev-ento-031616-034918

Fungal BiologyBarnabas L., Ashwin N.M.R., Kaverinathan K., Trentin A.R., Pivato M., Sundar A.R., Malathi P., Viswanathan R., Carletti P., Arrigoni G., Masi A., Agrawal G.K., Rakwal R. (2017). In vitro secretomic analysis identifies putative pathogenicity-related proteins of Sporisorium scitamineum – The sugarcane smut fungus. Fungal Biol. 121(3):199-211.
DOI: 10.1016/j.funbio.2016.11.004   

Frontiers in Plant ScienceGalla G., Zenoni S., Avesani L., Altschmied L., Rizzo P., Sharbel T.F., Barcaccia G. (2017). Pistil Transcriptome Analysis to Disclose Genes and Gene Products Related to Aposporous Apomixis in Hypericum perforatum L. Front. Plant Sci. 8:79.
DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00079

Meat ScienceDe Marchi M., Manueliana C.L., Ton S., Manfrin D., Meneghesso M., Cassandro M., Penasa M. (2017). Prediction of sodium content in commercial processed meat products using near infrared spectroscopy. Meat Sci. 125:61-65.
DOI: 10.1016/j.meatsci.2016.11.014

FoodChemistryNiero G., Penasa M., Currò S., Masi A., Trentin A.R., Cassandro M., De Marchi M. (2017). Development and validation of a near infrared spectrophotometric method to determine total antioxidant activity of milk. Food Chem. 220:371–376.
DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.10.024 | PubMed

Frontiers in Plant ScienceVannozzi, A., Donnini, S., Vigani, G., Corso, M., Valle, G., Vitulo, N., Bonghi, C., Zocchi, G., Lucchin, M. (2017). Transcriptional Characterization of a Widely-Used Grapevine Rootstock Genotype under Different Iron-Limited Conditions. Front. Plant Sci. 7:1-17.
DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01994

Agricultural_And_forest_MeteorologyMaucieri C., Barbera A.C., Vymazal J., Borin M. (2017). A review on the main affecting factors of greenhouse gases emission in constructed wetlands. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 236:175–193.
DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.01.006

FoodChemistryDi Gaspero M., Ruzza P., Hussainc R., Vincenzi S.,  Biondi B., Gazzola D., Siligardi G., Curioni A. (2017). Spectroscopy reveals that ethyl esters interact with proteins in wine. Food Chem. 217:373–378.
DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.08.133 | PubMed

Forest_EcologyBrockerhoff E.G., Chinellato F., Faccoli M., Kimberley M., Pawson S.M. (2017). Effects of elevation and aspect on the flight activity oftwo alien pine bark beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae) in recently harvested pine forests. Forest Ecol. Manag. 384:132–136.
DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2016.10.046

Biological ControlLupi D., Favaro R., Jucker C., Azevedo C. O., Hardy I. C. W.,Faccoli M. (2017). Reproductive biology of Sclerodermus brevicornis, a European parasitoid developing on three species of invasive longhorn beetles. Biol. Control 105: 40–48
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2016.11.008

EPPOVannini A., Contarini M., Faccoli M., Della Valle M., Rodriguez C. M., Mazzetto T., Guarneri D., Vettraino A. M. and Speranza S. (2017). First report of the ambrosia beetle Xylosandrus compactus and associated fungi in the Mediterranean maquis in Italy, and new host–pest associations. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 1–4.
DOI: 10.1111/epp.12358


 Animal Feed Science and Technology

  • Birolo M., Trocino A., Zuffellato A., Xiccato G. (2016). Effect of feed restriction programs and slaughter age on digestive efficiency, growth performance and body composition of growing rabbits. Anim. Feed Sci. Tech. 222:194-203.

DOI: 10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2016.10.014


 Poultry Science

  • Radaelli G., Piccirillo A., Birolo M., Bertotto D., Gratta F., Ballarin C., Vascellari M., Xiccato G., Trocino A. (2016). Effect of age on the occurrence of muscle fiber degeneration associated with myopathies in broiler chickens submitted to feed restriction. Poultry Sci. 96 (2):309-319.

DOI: 10.3382/ps/pew270



  • Vegro M., Eccher G., Populin F., Sorgato C., Savazzini F., Pagliarani G., Tartarini S., Pasini G., Curioni A., Antico A., Botton A. (2016). Old Apple (Malus domestica L. Borkh) Varieties with Hypoallergenic Properties: An Integrated Approach for Studying Apple Allergenicity. J. Agric. Food Chem. 64 (48):9224–9236.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.6b03976




  • Gottardo P., Penasa M., Lopez-Villalobos N., De Marchi M. (2016). Variable selection procedures before partial least squares regression enhance the accuracy of milk fatty acid composition predicted by mid-infrared spectroscopy. J Dairy Sci. 99:7782-7790.

DOI: 10.3168/jds.2016-10849


Note: included in the Editor's Choice Collection of the Journal of Dairy Science



  • Visentin G., Penasa M., Gottardo P., Cassandro M., De Marchi M. (2016). Predictive ability of mid-infrared spectroscopy for major mineral composition and coagulation traits of bovine milk by using uninformative variable selection algorithm. J Dairy Sci. 99:8137-8145.

DOI: 10.3168/jds.2016-11053



 Scientific reports

  • Tessari P., Lante A., Mosca G. (2016). Essential amino acids: master regulators of nutrition and environmental footprint?. Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 26074.

DOI: 10.1038/srep26074



Applied Energy

  • Shah A.T, Favaro L., Alibardi L., Cagnin L., Sandon A., Cossu R., Casella S., Basaglia M. (2016). Bacillus sp. strains to produce bio-hydrogen from the organic fraction of municipal solid waste. Applied Energy 176:116–124.

DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.05.054



  • Pegolo S., Cecchinato A., Mele M., Conte G., Schiavon S., Bittante G. (2016). Effects of candidate gene polymorphisms on the detailed fatty acids profile determined by gas chromatography in bovine milk. J Dairy Sci. 99(6):4558-4573.

DOI: 10.3168/jds.2015-10420


Note: included in the Editor's Choice Collection of the Journal of Dairy Science


Plant Molecular Biology

  • Botton A., Rasori A., Ziliotto F., Moing A., Maucourt M., Bernillon S., Deborde C., Petterle A., Varotto S., Bonghi C. (2016). The peach HECATE3-like gene FLESHY plays a double role during fruit development. Plant Molecular Biology 91(1-2):97-114.

DOI: 10.1007/s11103-016-0445-z