Sabrina Palmano

Scientific interests:

-Molecular studies on host-pathogen interactions, with particular interest on plant-phytoplasma systems.
Phytoplasmas are pathogens with relevant economic impact of major crops and many plant species. The aim is to identify the phytoplasma infection mechanisms, as well as plant defense systems, by proteomics, transcriptomics and comparative genomics . Among the different studies on phytoplasma diseases, a particular attention is focused on Flavescence dorée of grapevine.

- Plant pathogen detection
Nanotechnologies applied to plant disease diagnosis. Development of new diagnostic methods for phytoplasmas. Expertise in molecular biology techniques applied to plant pathogen characterization.


Articles and book chapters since 2008

  • 2018 - miRVIT: A novel miRNA database and its application to uncover vitis responses to flavescence dorée infection - Chitarra W., Pagliarani C., Abbà S., Boccacci P., Birello G., Rossi M., Palmano S., Marzachì C., Perrone I., Gambino G. - Frontiers in plant science, volume 9
  • 2018 - Dissecting interplays between Vitis vinifera L. and grapevine virus B (GVB) under field conditions - Chitarra W., Cuozzo D., Ferrandino A., Secchi F., Palmano S., Perrone I., Boccacci P., Pagliarani C., Gribaudo I., Mannini F., Gambino G. - Molecular Plant Pathology , 19: 2651-2666
  • 2017 - Structural modification of cuminaldehyde thiosemicarbazone increases inhibition specificity toward aflatoxin biosynthesis and sclerotia development in Aspergillus flavus - Degola F. Bisceglie F., Pioli M., Palmano S., Elviri L., Pelosi G., Lodi T., Restivo F.M. - Applied Microbiology And Biotechnology , 101: 6683-6696
  • 2017 - Identification of putative effector genes and their transcripts in three strains related to ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma aurantifolia’ - Anabestani A., Izadpanah K., Abbà S., Galetto L., Ghorbani A., Palmano S., Siampour M., Veratti F., Marzachì C. - Microbiological Research , 199: 57-66
  • 2017 - Transmission of Penicillium aurantiogriseum partiti-like virus 1 to a new fungal host (Cryphonectria parasitica) confers higher resistance to salinity and reveals adaptive genomic changes - Nerva L., Silvestri A., Ciuffo M., Palmano S., Varese G.C., Turina M. - Environmental Microbiology , 19: 4480-4492
  • 2016 - Space-time point pattern analyses of Flavescence dorée epidemic in a grapevine field: disease progression and recovery - Maggi F., Bosco D., Galetto L., Palmano S., Marzachì C. - Frontiers In Plant Science , 7: 1987-1998
  • 2015 - Diagnosis of phytoplasmas by real-time pcr using locked nucleic acid (Lna) probes - Palmano S., Mulholland V., Kenyon D., Saddler G.S., Jeffries C. - in: Plant Pathology: Techniques And Protocols , pag. 113-122
  • 2015 - Decreasing global transcript levels over time suggest that phytoplasma cells enter stationary phase during plant and insect colonization - Pacifico D., Galetto L., Rashidi M., Abbà S., Palmano S., Firrao G., Bosco D., Marzachì C. - Applied And Environmental Microbiology, 81:2602-2591
  • 2014 - RNA-Seq profile of flavescence dorée phytoplasma in grapevine - Abbà S., Galetto L., Carle P., Carrère S., Delledonne M., Foissac X., Palmano S., Veratti F., Marzachì C. - BMC Genomics , 15:1088
  • 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
  • 2014 - A DNA Origami Nanorobot Controlled by Nucleic Acid Hybridization - Torelli E.,Marini M.,Palmano S.,Piantanida L.,Polano C.,Scarpellini A.,Lazzarino M.,Firrao G. - Small, 10:2918-2926
  • 2013 - Hydrogen peroxide accumulation and transcriptional changes in grapevines recovered from flavescence dorée disease - Gambino G., Boccacci P., Margaria P., Palmano S., Gribaudo I. - Phytopathology, 103:776-784
  • 2013 - Novel aspects of grapevine response to phytoplasma infection investigated by a proteomic and phospho-proteomic approach with data integration into functional networks - Margaria, P., Abbà, S., Palmano, S. - BMC Genomics, 14:38
  • 2013 - Reverse transcription-PCR for phytoplasma detection utilizing crude sap extractions - Margaria P., Palmano, S. - Phytoplasma Methods and Protocols , 938:283-289
  • 2012 - Genome drafts of four phytoplasma strains of the ribosomal group 16SrIII - Saccardo F., Martini M., Palmano S., Ermacora P., Scortichini M., Loi N., Firrao G. - Microbiology , 158:2805-2814
  • 2011 - Response of the Vitis vinifera L. cv. ‘Nebbiolo’ proteome to Flavescence dorée phytoplasma infection - Margaria P., Palmano S. - Proteomics (13608J0), 11: 212-224
  • 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 - On the alleged origin of geminiviruses from extrachromosomal DNAs of phytoplasmas - Saccardo F., Cettul E., Palmano S., Noris E., Firrao G. - Bmc Evolutionary Biology (00519NN), 11: 185-196
  • 2010 - Cloning of the glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase gene of Flavescence Dorée Phytoplasma and development of serological and molecular tools for studying its expression. - Margaria P., Palmano S., Turina M. - Journal Of Phytopathology, 158:382-386
  • 2009 - Detection of Flavescence dorée and Bois noir phytoplasmas, Grapevine leafroll associated virus‐1 and ‐3 and Grapevine virus A from the same crude extract by reverse transcription‐RealTime Taqman assays - Margaria P., Turina M., Palmano S. - Plant Pathology, 58:838-845