Silvia Panozzo

My research activity concerns the study of weeds resistant to herbicides starting from the monitoring and confirmation of resistance through whole plant screening in a controlled environment (greenhouse), the characterization of resistance levels with dose-response experiments in semi-controlled environments, diagnosis of the resistance mechanisms using molecular biology tools and physiological and biochemical studies of weeds and their integrated management.

Research fields:

  • characterization and monitoring of herbicide resistance in summer weeds of maize and rice cropping systems (Echinochloa spp. and Sorghum halepense)
  • monitoring of resistance evolution through quick test in vitro in different weed species (Lolium spp., Avena spp., Amaranthus spp.)
  • study of physiology, biology and fitness penalties of weeds
  • study of resistance mechanisms, both target-site and non-target-site
  • development of molecular markers for herbicide resistance diagnosis (CAPS, dCAPS, PCR allele-specifica, DNA barcoding, LAMP e qPCR)

Monitoring and detection of resistance is done in collaboration with GIRE (Italian Herbicide Resistance Working Group) with whom I have collaborated since 2009 and national research projects (i.e. PSR), whereas herbicide resistance mechanisms studies are conducted within the context of projects with private companies producing herbicides (i.e. Bayer, Syngenta, Corteva) and European research projects (i.e. PURE, RELIUM).

Articles and book chapters since 2008:

2020 – Loddo D., Imperatore G., Milani A., Panozzo S., Farinati S., Sattin M., Zanin G. – First report of glyphosate-resistant biotype of Eleusine indica in Europe – Agronomy, in press.

2020 – Panozzo, S., Collavo, A., Sattin, M. -Sensitivity analysis of Italian Lolium spp. to glyphosate in agricultural environments. Plants 2020, 9(2), 165;

2020 – Krähmer H., Andreasen C., Economou-Antonaka G., Holec J., Kalivas D., Kolářová M., Novak R., Panozzo S., Pinke G., Salonen J., Sattin M., Stefanic E., Vanaga I., Fried G. – Weed surveys and weed mapping in Europe: state of the art and future tasks. Crop Protection 129,

2018 – Mascanzoni E., Perego A., Marchi N., Scarabel L., Panozzo S., Ferrero A., Acutis M., Sattin M. – Epidemiology and agronomic predictors of herbicide resistance in rice at a large scale. Agronomy for Sustainable Development 38: 68, doi: 10.1007/s13593-018-0548-9.

2017 – Panozzo S., Scarabel L., Rosan V., Sattin M. – A new Ala-122-Asn amino acid change confers decreased fitness to ALS-resistant Echinochloa crus-galli. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 2042, doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.02042.

2017 – Scarabel L., Milani A., Panozzo S., Rasori A. – Suitable reference genes for accurate gene expression analysis in Papaver rhoeas under 2,4-D herbicide stress. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 143: 66-72, doi: 10.1016/j.pestbp.2017.09.008.

2017 – Panozzo S., Milani A., Scarabel L., Balogh A., Dancza I., Sattin M. – Occurrence of different resistance mechanisms to acetolactate synthase inhibitors in European Sorghum halepense. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 65 (34): 7320-7327, doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.7b01243.

2016 – Lechenet M., Deytieux V., Antichi D., Aubertot J.N., Barberi P., …, Panozzo S., et al. – Diversity of methodologies to experiment Integrated Pest Management in arable cropping systems: analysis and reflections based in a European network. European Journal of Agronomy 83: 86-99, doi: 10.1016/j.eja.2016.09.012.

2016 – Collavo A., Panozzo S., Allegri A., Sattin M. – A ‘‘stressed’’ alfalfa-based cropping system leads to the selection of quizalofop-resistant Italian ryegrass (Lolium perenne ssp. multiflorum). Weed Science 64 (4): 683-694, doi:

2015 - Panozzo S., Colauzzi M., Scarabel L., Collavo A., Rosan V., Sattin M. – iMAR: an interactive web-based application for mapping herbicide resistant weeds. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0135328, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0135328.

2015 - Panozzo S., Scarabel L., Collavo A., Sattin M. – Protocols for robust herbicide resistance testing in different weed species. Journal of Visualized Experiments 101: e52923, doi:10.3791/52923.

2014 – Scarabel L., Panozzo S., Savoia W., Sattin M. – Target-site ACCase-resistant Johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense) selected in summer dicot crops. Weed Technology 28: 307–315, doi:

2013 – Panozzo S., Scarabel L., Tranel P.J., Sattin M. – Target-site resistance to ALS inhibitors in the polyploid species Echinochloa crus-galli. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 105: 93-101, doi:10.1016/j.pestbp.2012.12.003.

2013 – Sattin M., Collavo A., Panozzo S., Scarabel L. – La diversità nei sistemi colturali per la gestione delle malerbe resistenti di più difficile controllo. Atti del XIX Convegno SIRFI (Società Italiana per la Ricerca sulla Flora Infestante) “Gestione delle malerbe nelle colture agrarie alla luce delle attuali problematiche legislative, agronomiche e ambientali”, Eds. F. Vidotto, De Palo F. e A. Ferrero, Bologna, 17 dicembre 2013, 57-67, ISBN 9788895 616056

2011 – Collavo A., Panozzo S., Lucchesi G., Scarabel L., Sattin M. – Characterisation and management of Phalaris paradoxa resistant to ACCase-inhibitors. Crop Protection 30: 293-299, doi:10.1016/j.cropro.2010.11.011.

2011 – Scarabel L., Panozzo S., Varotto S., Sattin M. – Allelic variation of the ACCase gene and response to ACCase-inhibiting herbicides in pinoxaden-resistant Lolium spp., Pest Management Science 67: 932-941, doi: 10.1002/ps.2133.