Piero Caciagli

Born in Torino, April 2, 1950, University degree (laurea) in Biological Sciences in 1974, teacher in state middle schools  (1976-1977),  scholarship  grant holder (1977-1982), then researcher at the CNR from July 1982.
Since the beginning, my research activity has been mainly focused on the epidemiology of both plant viruses and phytoplasmas, and on the pathogen-insect vector relationships, working also on the biological and biochemical characterization of viruses infecting crops and weeds. In the 80s, the research was mainly aimed to viruses of gramineae transmitted either by aphids or planthoppers. Later on, main subject have been vegetable viruses transmitted by whiteflies. In the last few years I have been involved in projects on grapevine viruses and phytoplasmas. I’m also very interested and involved in the popularization  of virology, and of science in general, to young and  adults.


Articles and book chapters since 2008

  • 2016 - Molecular identification and biological characterization of a new potyvirus in lettuce - Ciuffo M., Mammella M., Vallino M., Caciagli P., Turina M. - Archives Of Virology , 161: 2549-2554
  • 2015 - Shall we share? A repository for Open Research Data in agriculture and environmental sciences - Abbà S., Birello G., Vallino M., Perin A., Ghignone S., Caciagli P. - EPPO Bulletin , 45:311-316
  • 2014 - Metabolic and transcript analysis of the flavonoid pathway in diseased and recovered Nebbiolo and Barbera grapevines (Vitis vinifera L.) following infection by Flavescence dorée phytoplasma - Margaria P., Ferrandino A., Caciagli P., Kedrina O., Schubert A., Palmano S. - Plant Cell & Environment , 37:2183-2200
  • 2013 - Status and prospects of plant virus control through interference with vector transmission - Bragard C., Caciagli P., Lemaire O., Lopez-Moya J.J., MacFarlane S., Peters D., Susi P., Torrance L. - Annual Review of Phytopathology, 51:177-201
  • 2013 - Flavescence dorée phytoplasma titre in field-infected Barbera and Nebbiolo grapevines - Roggia C., Caciagli P., Galetto L., Pacifico D., Veratti F., Bosco D., Marzachì C. - Plant Pathology, 63:31–41
  • 2011 - Quantitation of Grapevine leafroll associated virus-1 and -3, Grapevine virus A, Grapevine fanleaf virus and Grapevine fleck virus in field-collected Vitis vinifera L. ‘Nebbiolo’ by real-time reverse transcription-PCR - Pacifico D., Caciagli P., Palmano S., Mannini F., Marzachi' C. - Journal Of Virological Methods (03232J0), 172: 1-7
  • 2011 - A multidisciplinary study on the effects of phloem – limited viruses on the agronomical perfomance and berry quality of Vitis vinifera cv Nebbiolo - Giribaldi M., Purrotti M., Pacifico D., Santini D., Mannini F., Caciagli P., Rolle L., Cavallarin L., Giuffrida M.G., Marzachi' C. - Journal Of Proteomics, 75: 306-315
  • 2009 - Virion stability is important for the circulative transmission of Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Sardinia virus by Bemisia tabaci, but virion access to salivary glands does not guarantee transmissibility. - Caciagli P., Medina Piles V., Marian D., Vecchiati M., Masenga V., Mason G., Falcioni T., Noris E. - Journal of Virology, 83:5784–5795
  • 2009 - Il seme di mais va protetto solo quando serve davvero - Furlan L., Caciagli P., Causin R., Di Bernardo A. - Informatore Agrario , 5:36-44
  • 2009 - Long-term changes of aphid vectors of Barley yellow dwarf viruses in north-eastern Italy (Friuli-Venezia Giulia) - Coceano P.G., Peressini S., Bianchi G.l. , Caciagli P. - Annals of Applied Biology, 155:37-50
  • 2008 - Real-time PCR for the quantitation of tomato yellow leaf curl Sardinia virus in tomato plants and in Bemisia tabaci - Mason G., Caciagli P., Accotto G.p., Noris E., - Journal Of Virological Methods (03232J0), 147: 282-289
  • 2008 - Vegetable Viruses - Caciagli, P. - Encyclopedia Of Virology, Third Edition , Publisher: Elsevier Ltd