Laura Rosso

Research activities, in the last years, were focused on developing molecular methods for monitoring nematodes and fungi in the rhizosphere of crop plants and on the identification and selection of soil pest biocontrol agents. My recent studies on soil microorganisms were conducted through metagenomic analysis of bacterial communities associated with the phytoparasitic nematode Meloidogyne incognita. Also, studies were conducted on the transcriptome of the biocontrol agent Pochonia chlamydosporia in different trophic conditions. Currently my interest is focused on the effect of transcription factors involved in the induction of defense and resistance genes of vegetable crops, in presence of plant pathogens with and without endophytic colonization by P. chlamydosporia.


Articles and book chapters since 2008

  • 2018 - Diversity and biocontrol potential of bacterial consortia associated to rootknot nematodes - Colagiero M.A., Rosso L.C., Ciancio A. - Biological control, 120: 11-16
  • 2018 - Real-time assays for detection of Phytophthora spp. and identification of an avr3a gene variant - Tolba S.R.T., Finetti Sialer M.M., Rosso L.C., Moustafa M.M.A., Ruggeri C., El-Shawaf I.I.S., Ciancio A. - Journal of plant diseases and protection, 125: 331-337
  • 2017 - A metagenomic study on the effect of aboveground plant cover on soil bacterial diversity - Colagiero M., Pentimone I., Rosso L. C., Ciancio A. - Soil biological communities and ecosystem resilience,
  • 2017 - Regulatory factors in Pochonia chlamydosporia-induced gene expression - Ciancio A., Pentimone I., Colagiero M., Rosso L.C. - Perspectives in Sustainable Nematode Management Through Pochonia chlamydosporia Applications for Root and Rhizosphere Health, 99-109
  • 2016 - Formulation of pochonia chlamydosporia for plant and nematode management - Ciancio A., Colagiero M., Pentimone I., Rosso L.C. - Bioformulations: for Sustainable Agriculture, 177-197
  • 2016 - Soil microbial communities and their potential for root-knot nematodes management: a review - Ciancio A., Colagiero M.A., Pentimone I., Rosso L. - Environmental Engineering And Management Journal , 15: 1833-1839
  • 2014 - Manganese superoxide dismutase in Meloidogyne incognita isolates selected for virulence on Mi-1-carrying tomato: gene expression and enzyme activity - Molinari S., Rosso L. - Nematology , 16:249-257
  • 2014 - Observations on the effect of trophic conditions on Pochonia chlamydosporia gene expression - Rosso L.C., Colagiero M., Salatino N., Ciancio A. - Annals Of Applied Biology , 164: 232-243
  • 2014 - A role for LATERAL ORGAN BOUNDARIES-DOMAIN 16 during the interaction Arabidopsis-Meloidogyne spp. provides a molecular link between lateral root and root-knot nematode feeding site development - Cabrera J., Diaz-Manzano F.E., Sanchez M., Rosso M.-N., Melillo T., Goh T., Fukaki H., Cabello S., Hofmann J., Fenoll C., Escobar C. - New Phytologist , 203:632-645
  • 2013 - Phylogeny and morphology of Hirsutella tunicata sp. nov. (Ophiocordycipitaceae), a novel mite parasite from Peru - Ciancio A., Colagiero M., Rosso L.c., Murga-Gutierrez S. N., Grasso G. - Mycoscience , 54:378–386
  • 2013 - Isolation and identification of entomopathogenic fungi and their evaluation against Tribolium confusum, Sitophilus zeamais, and Rhyzopertha dominica in stored maize - Barra P., Rosso L., Nesci A., Etcheverry M. - Journal Of Pest Science , 86:217-226
  • 2011 - Detection and biocontrol potential of Verticillium leptobactrum parasitizing Meloidogyne spp. - Regaieg H., Ciancio A., Raouani N.H., Rosso L., - World Journal Of Microbiology & Biotechnology , 27: 1615-1623
  • 2011 - Transcriptome analysis shows differential gene expression in the saprotrophic to parasitic transition of Pochonia chlamydosporia - Rosso L.C., Finetti-Sialer M.M., Hirsch P.R., Ciancio A., Kerry B.R., Clark I.M. - Applied Microbiology And Biotechnology , 90: 1981-1994
  • 2011 - Effects of sub-lethal food grade antioxidant doses and environmental stressors on growth, sclerotia, aflatoxins and aflD (nor-1) expression by Aspergillus parasiticus RCP08300 - Passone M.A., Rosso L.C., Varela M.C., Ciancio A., Etcheverry M. - World Mycotoxin Journal (Online), 4: 157-167
  • 2011 - Observations on the biology of a predatory nematode belonging to Diplogasteridae - Colagiero M., Rosso L.C., Ciancio A., Murga-Gutierrez S.N. - Redia , 94: 133-135
  • 2010 - Detection and quantification of Aspergillus section Flavi spp. in stored peanuts by real-time PCR of nor-1 gene, and effects of storage conditions on aflatoxin production - Passone M. A., Rosso L. C., Ciancio A., Etcheverry M. - International Journal Of Food Microbiology , 138:276-281
  • 2009 - Colonisation of barley roots by endophytic Fusarium equiseti and Pochonia chlamydosporia: Effects on plant growth and disease - Maciá-Vicente J.G., Rosso L.C., Ciancio A., Jansson H.-B., Lopez-llorca L.V. - Annals of Applied Biology , 155:391-401
  • 2008 - Diagnostic assays for detection of Pasteuria penetrans - Maresca Di Serracapriola M.t., Rosso L.c., Ciancio A. - Redia , volume 91
  • 2008 - Observations on secondary metabolites of Pochonia chlamydosporia parasitizing root-knot nematodes - Napola A., Rosso L.c., Ciancio A. - Redia , volume 91