Antonella Faccio

I have a permanent position at the Istituto per la Protezione Sostenibile delle Piante (CNR) as Senior Assistant Technician. The main field of work and research is the study of plant/fungus/microbe interaction in mycorrhizal associations.

My technical skills are:

  • Electron microscopy with a special attention on immunocytochemistry techniques (such as immunogold and affinity techniques) and cryo-techniques of preservation (such as cryo-fixation and freeze substitution)
  • in vitro cell culture whit a special attention on preparation of transgenic plants

Articles and book chapters since 2008

  • 2018 - Impact of two arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on Arundo donax L. response to salt stress - Pollastri S., Savvides A., Pesando M., Lumini E., Volpe M.G., Ozudogru E.A., Faccio A., De Cunzo F., Michelozzi M., Lambardi M., Fotopoulos V., Loreto F., Centritto M., Balestrini R. - Planta , 247: 573-585
  • 2016 - RiPEIP1, a gene from the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Rhizophagus irregularis, is preferentially expressed in planta and may be involved in root colonization - Fiorilli V., Belmondo S., Khouja H.R., Abbà S., Faccio A., Daghino S., Lanfranco L. - Mycorrhiza , 6:609-621
  • 2016 - Understanding plant cell-wall remodelling during the symbiotic interaction between Tuber melanosporum and Corylus avellana using a carbohydrate microarray - Sillo F., Fangel J.U., Henrissat B., Faccio A., Bonfante P., Martin F., Willats W.G.T., Balestrini R. - Planta ,
  • 2015 - Gate crashing arbuscular mycorrhizas: in vivo imaging shows the extensive colonization of both symbionts by Trichoderma atroviride - Lace B., Genre A., Woo S., Faccio A., Lorito M., Bonfante P. - Environmental Microbiology Reports, 7:64-77
  • 2015 - Host and non-host roots in rice: cellular and molecular approaches reveal differential responses to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi - Fiorilli V., Vallino M., Biselli C., Faccio A., Bagnaresi P., Bonfante P. - Frontiers In Plant Science , 6:1-17
  • 2014 - Detection of a novel intracellular microbiome hosted in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi - Desirò A., Salvioli A., Ngonkeu E., Mondo S., Epis S., Faccio A., Kaech A., Pawlowska T., Bonfante P. - The ISME journal, 8:257-270
  • 2013 - Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi reduce growth and infect roots of the non-host plant Arabidopsis thaliana. - Veiga R.S., Faccio A., Genre A., Pieterse C.M., Bonfante P., van der Heijden M.G. - Plant, Cell and Environment, 36:1926-1937
  • 2012 - Multiple Exocytotic Markers Accumulate At The Sites Of Perifungal Membrane Biogenesis In Arbuscular Mycorrhizas - Genre A., Ivanov S., Fendrych M., Faccio A., Zárský V., Bisseling T., Bonfante P. - Plant and Cell Physiology , 53:244-255
  • 2012 - Genome-wide analysis of cell wall-related genes in Tuber melanosporum - Balestrini R., Sillo F., Kohler A., Schneider G., Faccio A., Tisserant E., Martin F., Bonfante P. - Current Genetics , 58:165-177
  • 2011 - Hyphal and cytoskeleton polarization in Tuber melanosporum: A genomic and cellular analysis - Amicucci A., Balestrini R., Kohler A., Barbieri E., Saltarelli R., Faccio A., Roberson R.W., Bonfante P., Stocchi V. - Fungal Genetics And Biology (Print), 48: 561-572
  • 2011 - Arbuscular mycorrhizal hyphopodia and germinated spore exudates trigger Ca2+ spiking in the legume and nonlegume root epidermis - Chabaud M., Genre A., Sieberer B.J., Faccio A., Fournier J., Novero M., Barker D.G., Bonfante P. - New Phytologist, 189: 347-355
  • 2009 - The mycoheterotroph Arachnitis uniflora has a unique association with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi - Domínguez L.S., Melville L., Sérsic A., Faccio A., Peterson R.l. - Botany , 87:1198-1208
  • 2009 - Independent recruitment of saprotrophic fungi as mycorrhizal partners by tropical achlorophyllous orchids - Martos F., Dulormne M., Pailler T., Bonfante P., Faccio A., Fournel J., Dubois M.P., Selosse M.A. - New Phytologist, 184:668-681
  • 2009 - Ant-plants and fungi: a new threeway symbiosis - Defossez E., Selosse M.a., Dubois M.p., Mondolot L., Faccio A., Djieto-lordon C., Mckey D., Blatrix R. - New Phytologist, 182:942-949
  • 2009 - Ectomycorrhizal Inocybe species associate with the mycoheterotrophic orchid Epipogium aphyllum but not its asexual propagules - Roy M., Yagame T., Yamato M., Iwase K., Heinz C., Faccio A., Bonfante P., Selosse M.A. - Annals of Botany (Print), 104:595-610
  • 2008 - Prepenetration apparatus assembly precedes and predicts the colonization patterns of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi within the root cortex of both Medicago truncatula and Daucus carota - Genre A., Chabaud M., Faccio A., Barker D.g., Bonfante P. - The Plant Cell , 20: 1407-1420