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Assunta Bertaccini

Associate Professor

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Academic discipline: AGR/12 Plant Pathology


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Publications prior to 2004

Marani F., A. Pisi, A. Bertaccini. 1977. The association of mycoplasma-like bodies with Rubus stunt disease. Phytopathologia mediterranea 16: 150-153.

Bertaccini A.,R.E. Davis, I.-M. Lee, M. Conti, E.L. Dally, S.M. Douglas. 1990. Detection of Chrysanthemum yellows mycoplasmalike organisms (MLO) by dot-hybridization and Southern blot analysis. Plant Disease 74: 40-43.

Bertaccini A., R.E. Davis, I.-M. Lee. 1992. Invitro micropropagation for maintenance of mycoplasmalike organisms in infected plant tissues. Horticultural Science 27( 9): 1041-1043.

Bertaccini A., R.E. Davis, R.W. Hammond, M.G. Bellardi, M. Vibio, I.-M. Lee. 1992. Sensitive detection of mycoplasmalike organisms in field collected and in vitro propagated plants of Brassica, Hydrangea and Chrysanthemum by polymerase chain reaction. Annals of Applied Biology 121: 593-599.

Davis R.E., E.L. Dally, A. Bertaccini, I.-M. Lee, R. Credi, R. Osler, V. Savino, L. Carraro, B. Di Terlizzi, M. Barba. 1993. Restriction fragment length polymorphism analyses and dot hybridizations distinguish mycoplasmalike organisms associated with Flavescence Dorée and southern European grapevine yellows disease in Italy. Phytopathology 83: 772-776.

Prince J.P., R.E. Davis, T.K. Wolf, I.-M. Lee, B.D. Mogen, E.L. Dally, A. Bertaccini, R. Credi, M. Barba. 1993. Molecular detection of diverse mycoplasmalike organisms (MLOs) associated with grapevine yellows and their classification with aster yellows, X-disease, and elm yellows MLOs. Phytopathology 83: 1130-1137.

Lee I.-M., A. Bertaccini, M. Vibio, D.E. Gundersen. 1995. Detection of multiple phytoplasmas in perennial fruit trees with decline symptoms in Italy. Phytopathology 85: 728-735.

Padovan A.C., K.S. Gibb, A. Bertaccini, M. Vibio, R.E. Bonfiglioli, P.A. Magarey, B.B. Sears. 1995. Molecular detection of the Australian grapevine yellows phytoplasma and comparison with a grapevine yellows phytoplasma from Emilia-Romagna in Italy. Australian Journal of Grape and wine Research 1: 25-31.

Alma A., R.E. Davis, M. Vibio, A. Danielli, D. Bosco, A. Arzone, A. Bertaccini. 1996. Mixed Infection of grapevines in Northern Italy by phytoplasmas including 16S rRNA RFLP subgroup 16SrI-B strains previously unreported in this host. Plant Disease 80: 418-421.

Alma A., D. Bosco, A. Danielli, A. Bertaccini., M. Vibio, A. Arzone. 1997. Identification of phytoplasmas in eggs, nymphs of Scaphoideus titanus Ball reared on healthy plants. Insect Molecular Biology 2: 115-121.

Lee I.-M., D. Gundersen-Rindal, A. Bertaccini. 1998.Phytoplasma: ecology and genomic diversity. Phytopathology 88: 1359-1366.

Martini M., E. Murari, N. Mori, A. Bertaccini.1999. Identification and epidemic distribution of two Flavescence dorée-related phytoplasmas in Veneto (Italy) . Plant Disease 83: 925-930.

Sawayanagi T., N. Horikoshi, T. Kanheira, M. Shinhoara, A. Bertaccini, M.-T. Cousin, C. Hiruki, S. Namba. 1999. ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma japonicum', a new phytoplasma taxon associated with Japanese Hydrangea phyllody. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 49: 1275-1285.

Griffiths H.M., W.A. Sinclair, E. Boudon-Padieu, X. Daire, I.-M. Lee, A. Sfalanga, A. Bertaccini. 1999. Phytoplasmas associated with elm yellows: molecular variability and differentiation from related organisms. Plant Disease 83: 1101-1104.

Angelini E., D. Clair, M. Borgo, A. Bertaccini, E. Boudon-Padieu. 2001. Flavescence dorée in France and Italy - Occurrence of closely related phytoplasma isolates and their near relationships to Palatinate grapevine yellows and an alder yellows phytoplasma. Vitis 40(2): 79-86.

Mori N., M. Martini, A. Bressan, M. Guadagnini, V. Girolami, A. Bertaccini. 2002. Experimental transmission by Scaphoideus titanus Ball of two molecularly distinct Flavescence dorée type phytoplasmas. Vitis 41(2): 99-102.

Martini M., S. Botti, C. Marcone, C. Marzachì, P. Casati, P.A. Bianco, R. Benedetti, A. Bertaccini. 2002. Genetic variability among Flavescence dorée phytoplasmas from different origins in Italy and France. Molecular and Cellular probes 16(3): 197-208.

Khan A.J., S. Botti, A.M. Al-Subhi, D.E. Gundersen-Rindal, A. Bertaccini. 2002. Molecular identification of a new phytoplasma strain associated with alfalfa witches' broom in Oman. Phytopathology 92: 1038-1047.

Botti S., A. Bertaccini. 2003. Variability and functional role of chromosomal sequences in phytoplasmas of 16SrI-B subgroup (aster yellows and related strains). Journal of applied Microbiology 94(1): 103-110.

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