Duccio Migliorini

My PhD is focused on the optimization of molecular tools applied for early detection methods in nursery and forest plants. Target organisms belong to the genus Phytophthora, Oomycetes group. Their pathogenicity is evaluated by PCR and qPCR analysis of sampled material.
Phytophthora economical incidence is a well known problem as worldwide researchers and politicians are usual to the argument. Biological cycles and ecology of several species are well explained, while, especially in UE area, efficiency of bio-security protocols and tools is too low.
Specific variability and pathogen quantification of several environmental samples are estimated by the use of high resolution instruments (Real Time qPCR; Piro Sequencing); Phytophthora pathogenicity grade on host plants has been studied under lab condition.

Articles and book chapters since 2008

  • 2019 - Diplodia Tip Blight on Its Way to the North: Drivers of Disease Emergence in Northern Europe - Brodde L., Adamson K., Camarero J.J., Castaño C., Drenkhan R.,Lehtijärvi A., Luchi N., Migliorini D., Sánchez-Miranda A., Stenlid J., Özdag S., Oliva J. - Frontiers in Plant Science,
  • 2018 - Temporal patterns of airborne Phytophthora spp. in a woody plant nursery area detected using real-time PCR - Migliorini D., Ghelardini L., Luchi N., Capretti P., Onorari M., Santini A. - Aerobiologia,
  • 2018 - Tracing the role of human civilization in the globalization of plant pathogens - Santini A., Liebhold A., Migliorini D., Woodward S. - The Isme Journal , 12: 647-652
  • 2017 - Phytophthora nicotianae and P. cryptogea causing gummosis of citrus crops in Tunisia - Boughalleb-M'hamdi N., Benfradj N., Migliorini D., Luchi N., Santini A. - Tropical plant pathology,
  • 2017 - Occurrence of Pythium and Phytopythium species isolated from citrus trees infected with gummosis disease in Tunisia - Benfradj N., Migliorini D., Luchi N., Santini A., Boughalleb-M'Hamdi N. - Archiv für Phytopathologie und Pflanzenschutz, 50: 286-302
  • 2017 - From the Alps to the Apennines: possible spread of ash dieback in Mediterranean areas - Ghelardini L., Migliorini D., Santini A., Pepori A.L., Maresi G., Vai N., Montuschi C., Carrari E., Feducci M., Capretti P., Luchi N. - Dieback of European Ash (Fraxinus spp.) - Consequences and Guidelines for Sustainable Management, 140-149
  • 2016 - First Record of Ash Dieback Caused by Hymenoscyphus fraxineus on Fraxinus excelsior in the Apennines (Tuscany, Italy) - Luchi N., Ghelardini L., Santini A., Migliorini D., Capretti P. - Plant Disease , 100: 535
  • 2015 - The potential of symptomless potted plants for carrying invasive soilborne plant pathogens - Migliorini D., Ghelardini L., Tondini E., Luchi N., Santini A. - Diversity and distributions, 21:1218-1229