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Federico Plazzi

Adjunct professor

Department of Education Studies "Giovanni Maria Bertin"

Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences

Teaching tutor

Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences

Research

Keywords: Evolution Phylogeny Taxonomy Molecular Biology High-Throughput Sequencing Mitogenomics Transcriptomics Mitochondrion

My main research interests focus on molecular phylogenetics and mitochondrial evolution, with special reference to the peculiar organellar inheritance termed DUI (Doubly Uniparental Inheritance).

About molecular phylogenetics, I am interested in multi-locus phylogenetic inferences, typically based on mitochondrial genome, with special reference to the phylum of Mollusca and the class of Bivalvia. I am also interested in developing software and pipelines to improve these analyses further and further.

About mitochondrial evolution and DUI, I am interested in bivalve comparative mitogenomics and transcriptomics, in order to investigate and unravel the evolutionary history of this phenomenon and the relationships with the nuclear genome.