Susanna Pollastri

I work on plant physiology, in particular on photosynthesis, biosynthesis and emission of biogenic volatile organic compounds. I am studying how external environmental factors, like high temperature, high light conditions, drought,  affect  biosynthesis and emission of biogenic volatile organic compounds. Moreover I’m really interested in the different leaf sub-cellular localization of polyphenols compounds in stress conditions.


Articles and book chapters since 2008

  • 2019 - Root colonization by Pseudomonas chlororaphis primes tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum) plants for enhanced tolerance to water stress - Brilli F., Pollastri S., Raio A., Baraldi R., Neri L., Bartolini P., Podda A., Loreto F., Maserti B., Balestrini R. - Journal of plant physiology, 232: 82-93
  • 2019 - Drought stress modulates secondary metabolites in Brassica oleracea L. convar. acephala (DC) Alef, var. sabellica L. - Podda A., Pollastri S., Bartolini P., Pisuttu C., Pellegrini E., Nali C., Cencetti G., Michelozzi M., Frassinetti S., Giorgetti L., Fineschi S., Del Carratore R., Maserti B.E. - Journal of the science of food and agriculture,
  • 2018 - Impact of high phosphorous and sodium on productivity and stress tolerance of Arundo donax plants - Cocozza C., Brilli F., Miozzi L., Pignattelli S., Rotunno S., Brunetti C., Giordano C., Pollastri S., Centritto M., Accotto G.P., Tognetti R., Loreto F. - Holzforschung ,
  • 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
  • 2014 - Isoprene improves photochemical efficiency and enhances heat dissipation in plants at physiological temperatures - Pollastri S., Tsonev T., Loreto F. - Journal of Experimental Botany , 65:1565-1570
  • 2014 - Esculetin and esculin (esculetin 6-O-glucoside) occur as inclusions and are differentially distributed in the vacuole of palisade cells in Fraxinus ornus leaves: a fluorescence microscopy analysis - Tattini M., Di Ferdinando M., Brunetti C., Goti A., Pollastri S., Bellasio C., Giordano C., Fini A., Agati G. - Journal of photochemistry and photobiology, 140:28-35
  • 2014 - Volatile isoprenoids and their importance for protection against environmental constraints in the Mediterranean area - Loreto F., Pollastri S., Fineschi S., Velikova V. - Environmental And Experimental Botany , 103:99-106
  • 2013 - Water relations, growth, and leaf gas exchange as affected by water stress in Jatropha curcas - Fini A., Bellasio C., Pollastri S., Tattini M., Ferrini F. - Journal Of Arid Environments , 89:21-29
  • 2013 - Functional Roles Of Flavonoids In Photoprotection: New Evidence, Lessons From The Past - Agati G., Brunetti C., Di Ferdinando M., Ferrini F., Pollastri S., Tattini M. - Plant Physiology And Biochemistry , 72:35-45
  • 2013 - Flavonoids As Antioxidants And Developmental Regulators: Relative Significance In Plants And Humans - Brunetti C., Di Ferdinando M., Fini A., Pollastri S., Tattini M. - International Journal Of Molecular Sciences , 14:3540-3555
  • 2012 - Flavonoids as antioxidants in plants: Location and functional significance - Agati G., Azzarello E., Pollastri S., Tattini M. - Plant Science , 196:67-76
  • 2012 - Drought stress has contrasting effects on antioxidant enzymes activity and phenylpropanoid biosynthesis in Fraxinus ornus leaves: an excess light stress affair? - Fini A., Guidi L., Ferrini F., Brunetti C., Di Ferdinando M., Biricolti S., Pollastri S., Calamai L., Tattini M. - Journal of Plant Physiology , 169:929-939
  • 2011 - Flavonols: old compounds for old roles - Pollastri S., Tattini M. - Annals Of Botany (Print), 108: 1225-1233