Giovanni Bubici

Dr. Giovanni Bubici, PhD in plant pathology (2006), is interested in integrated disease management, biological control, plant genetic resistance, plant-pathogen and microbe-microbe interactions in horticultural crops (e.g., tomato) and olive trees. His research is focused on soil-borne plant pathogens (e.g., Verticillium dahliae, Pyrenochaeta lycopersici, Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense), beneficial microorganisms (e.g., Streptomyces spp.), and viruses (e.g., Tomato spotted wilt virus, Cucumber mosaic virus). The research is carried out with approaches of conventional plant pathology and ‘-omics’ sciences (e.g., metagenomics, transcriptomics, genomics, functional genomics). Dr. Giovanni Bubici gained skills in statistics and bioinformatics. He has participated in 30 national and international research projects, and he is co-author of 74 publications (H-index 7 and 219 citations), including: 21 full articles in ISI journals, 7 in non-ISI journals, 10 disease notes, 2 book chapters, 29 abstracts, 2 electronic publications, 2 editing of meeting proceedings, and 1 editing of journal special issues. Furthermore, he is an associate editor of Australasian Plant Pathology (Springer), and a guest editor of the special issue entitled ‘Streptomyces microbiomes in agriculture’ of the Pathogens journal (MDPI).


ORCID                      0000-0001-9143-2711
Scopus Author ID     24279475000
WoS Researcher ID   O-4793-2015
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Articles and book chapters since 2008

  • 2019 - Evaluation of thiophanate-methyl in controlling Verticillium wilt of potato and artichoke - Bubici G., Marsico A.D., Gaber L., Tsror (Lahkim) L. - Crop protection, 119: 1-8
  • 2019 - Ozone treatments activate defence responses against Meloidogyne incognita and Tomato spotted wilt virus in tomato - Prigigallo M.I., Melillo M.T., Bubici G., Dobrev P.I., Vankova R., Cillo F., Veronico P. - Pest management science,
  • 2019 - Symptomless reaction of Sechium edule (Jacq.) Sw. to Verticillium dahliae Kleb - Bubici G., Prigigallo M.I., Poliseno V. - Journal of plant pathology,
  • 2019 - Biological Control Agents Against Fusarium Wilt of Banana - Bubici G., Kaushal M., Prigigallo M.I., Gómez-Lama Cabanás C., Mercado-Blanco J. - Frontiers in microbiology,
  • 2018 - Rapid identification of tomato Sw-5 resistance-breaking isolates of Tomato spotted wilt virus using high resolution melting and TaqMan SNP Genotyping assays as allelic discrimination techniques - Di Rienzo V., Bubici G., Momtemurro C., Cillo F. - Plos one, volume 13
  • 2018 - Streptomyces spp. as biocontrol agents against Fusarium species - Bubici G. - Perspectives in agriculture, veterinary science, nutrition and natural resources, volume 13
  • 2018 - In vitro effectiveness of difenoconazole against Itersonilia perplexans Derx - Bubici G., Prigigallo M.I., Amenduni M. - Journal Of Plant Pathology ,
  • 2017 - Prosystemin overexpression induces transcriptional modifications of defenserelated and receptor-like kinase genes and reduces the susceptibility to Cucumber mosaic virus and its satellite RNAs in transgenic tomato plants - Bubici G., Carluccio A.V., Stavolone L., Cillo F. - Plos one, 12(2): e0171902
  • 2017 - First report of cauliflower collar rot caused by globisporangium ultimum in Italy - Cariddi C., Miacola C., Prigigallo M.I., Bubici G. - Journal of plant pathology, 99: 540
  • 2017 - Plant growth promoting and inducible antifungal activities of irrigation well water-bacteria - Tabli N., Rai A., Bensidhoum L., Palmieri G., Gogliettino M., Cocca E., Consiglio C., Cillo F., Bubici G., Nabti E. - Biological Control,
  • 2017 - First report of crown gall on Aster sp. caused by Agrobacterium tumefaciens species complex genomovar G1 in Italy - Cariddi C., Prigigallo M.I., Bubici G. - Journal of plant pathology, 99: 809
  • 2016 - Effect of Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae on the Trialeurodes vaporariorum-Encarsia formosa system - Oreste M., Bubici G., Poliseno M., Tarasco E. - Journal Of Pest Science , 89: 153-160
  • 2016 - Characterization of resistance against the olive-defoliating Verticillium dahliae pathotype in selected clones of wild olive - Jiménez-Fernández D., Trapero-Casas J.L., Landa B.B., Navas-Cortés J.A., Bubici G.,Cirulli M., Jiménez-Díaz R.M. - Phytopathology , 65: 1279-1291
  • 2016 - Biological notes on Parahypopta caestrum and first microbiological control assays - Tarasco E., Bubici G., Oreste M. - Bulletin Of Insectology , 69: 259-262
  • 2016 - First report of bacterial pith soft rot caused by Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. Brasiliense on artichoke in Italy - Cariddi C., Bubici G. - Journal Of Plant Pathology , 98: 563-568
  • 2016 - Effects of entomopathogenic fungi on Encarsia formosa Gahan. (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) activity and behavior - Oreste M., Bubici G., Poliseno M., Tarasco E. - Biological Control , 100: 46-53
  • 2015 - First report of itersonilia perplexans on anethum graveolens in Italy - Bubici G. - Journal Of Plant Pathology , 97: 221
  • 2015 - Effect of Beauveria bassiana strains on the Ceratitis capitata – Psyttalia concolor system - Oreste M., Baser N., Bubici G., Tarasco E. - Bulletin Of Insectology , 68: 265-272
  • 2015 - Virus-induced gene silencing of pectin methylesterase protects Nicotiana benthamiana from lethal symptoms caused by Tobacco mosaic virus - Bubici G., Carluccio A.V., Cillo F., Stavolone L. - European Journal Of Plant Pathology , 141:339-347
  • 2014 - First report of Leveillula taurica on Capparis spinosa in Italy - Bubici G. - Journal Of Plant Pathology ,
  • 2014 - First report of Pepino Mosaic Virus on Tomato in Apulia, Italy - Bubici G., De Stradis A., Cillo F. - Journal Of Plant Pathology ,
  • 2014 - Natural recovery from Verticillium wilt in olive: Can it be exploited in a control strategy? - Bubici G.,Cirulli M. - Plant And Soil , 381:85-94
  • 2013 - Evaluation of Streptomyces spp. for the biological control of corky root of tomato and Verticillium wilt of eggplant - Bubici G., Marsico A.D., D’Amico M., Amenduni M., Cirulli M. - Applied Soil Ecology, 72:128-134
  • 2011 - Disease note: First report of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris’ from Gerbera jamesonii in Apulia, Southern Italy - Spanò R., Marzachì C., Mascia T., Bubici G., Gallitelli D. - Journal of Plant Pathology, 93-S4.63