Pasquale Saldarelli

My research interests are the study of viral diseases of Mediterranean crops, mainly grapevine, and the investigation of plant virus interactions at molecular level. Applied outputs of these researches are the description of viruses affecting woody plants, the development of advanced tools for their detection to be used in production of plant propagation materials and the devise of strategies to protect plants from virus infections. In these research approaches next-generation sequencing allowed identifying new viruses and to dissect the plant antiviral RNA silencing response in woody plants,  both  subjects of my current studies.


Articles and book chapters since 2008

  • 2018 - Detection of four regulated grapevine viruses in a qualitative, single tube real-time PCR with melting curve analysis - Aloisio M., Morelli M., Elicio V., Saldarelli P., Ura B., Bortot B., Severini G.M., Minafra A. - Journal of virological methods, 257: 42-47
  • 2018 - Small RNA isolation from tissues of grapevine and woody plants - Giampetruzzi A., Chiumenti M., Minafra A., Saldarelli P. - in "Viral Metagenomics. Methods and protocols", 27-36
  • 2017 - Grapevine Vitiviruses - Minafra A., Mawassi M., Goszczynski D., Saldarelli P. - Grapevine Viruses: Molecular Biology, Diagnostics and Management, 229-256
  • 2017 - Grapevine Pinot gris virus - Saldarelli P., Gualandri V., Malossini U., Glasa M. - Grapevine Viruses: Molecular Biology, Diagnostics and Management, 351-363
  • 2017 - High-Throughput Sequencing: Advantages Beyond Virus Identification - Saldarelli P., Giampetruzzi A., Maree, H.J., Al Rwahnih M. - Grapevine Viruses: Molecular Biology, Diagnostics and Management, 625-642
  • 2017 - Incidenza di xylella in oliveti con disseccamento rapido - Boscia D., Altamura G., Saponari M., Tavano D., Zicca S., Pollastro P., Silletti M.R., Savino V.N., Martelli G.P., Delle Donne A., Mazzotta S., Signore P.P., Troisi M., Drazza P., Conte P., D'Ostuni V., Merico S., Perrone G., Specchia F., Stanca A., Tanieli M. - Informatore Agrario, 27: 47-51
  • 2017 - Resistenza a Xylella fastidiosa in diverse cultivar di olivo - Boscia D., Altamura G., Ciniero A., Di Carolo M., Dongiovanni C., Fumarola G., Giampetruzzi A., Greco P., La Notte P., Loconsole G, Manni F., Melcarne G., Montilon V., Morelli N., Murrone N., Palmisano F., Pollastro P., Potere O., Roseti V., Saldarelli P., Saponari A., Saponari M., Savino V., Silletti M.R., Specchia F., Susca L., Tauro D., Tavano D., Venerito P., Zicca S., Martelli G.P. - Informatore Agrario, 11: 59-61
  • 2017 - Recenti sperimentazioni per il controllo di Xylella - Dongiovanni C., Di Carolo M., Fumarola G., Ciniero A., Tauro D., Palmisano F., Silletti M.R., Pollastro P., Altamura G., Cavalieri V., Morelli M., Saldarelli P., Boscia D., Saponari M., Faretra F. - Olivoeolio, 4: 25-29
  • 2017 - Grapevine leafroll-associated virus 7 - Al Rwahnih M., Saldarelli P., Rowhani A. - Grapevine Viruses: Molecular Biology, Diagnostics and Management, 221-228
  • 2017 - Genome-wide analysis provides evidence on the genetic relatedness of the emergent xylella fastidiosa genotype in Italy to isolates from Central America - Giampetruzzi A., Saponari M., Loconsole G., Boscia D., Savino V.N., Almeida R.P.P., Zicca S., Landa B.B., Chacon-Diaz C., Saldarelli P. - Phytopathology , 107: 816-827
  • 2017 - Complete genome sequence of the olive-infecting strain Xylella fastidiosa subsp. pauca De Donno - Giampetruzzi A., Saponari M., Almeida R.P.P., Essakhi S., Boscia D., Loconsole G., Saldarelli P. - Genome Announcements , 5(27): e00569-17
  • 2016 - Identification and characterization of an isolate of apple green crinkle associated virus involved in a severe disease of quince (Cydonia oblonga, Mill.) - Morelli M., Giampetruzzi A., Laghezza L., Catalano L., Savino V.N., Saldarelli P. - Archives Of Virology , 162: 299-306
  • 2016 - Transcriptome profiling of two olive cultivars in response to infection by the CoDiRO strain of Xylella fastidiosa subsp. pauca - Giampetruzzi A., Morelli M., Saponari M., Loconsole G., Chiumenti M., Boscia D., Savino V.N., Martelli G.P., Saldarelli P. - BMC genomics, volume 17
  • 2016 - Transmission of grapevine Pinot gris virus by Colomerus vitis (Acari: Eriophyidae) to grapevine - Malagnini V., De Lillo E., Saldarelli P., Beber R., Duso C., Raiola A., Zanotelli L., Valenzano D., Giampetruzzi A., Morelli M., Ratti C., Causin R., Gualandri V. - Archives Of Virology , 161: 2595-2599
  • 2016 - Detection and molecular characterization of a Grapevine Roditis leaf discoloration-associated virus (GRLDaV) variant in an autochthonous grape from Apulia (Italy) - Chiumenti M., Giampetruzzi A., Morelli M., Savino V.N., Martelli G.P., La Notte P., Palmisano F., Saldarelli P. - Virus Genes ,
  • 2016 - High-throughput-sequencing-based identification of a grapevine fanleaf virus satellite RNA in Vitis vinifera - Chiumenti M., Mohorianu I., Roseti V., Saldarelli P., Dalmay T., Minafra A. - Archives Of Virology , 161:1401-1403
  • 2015 - Draft Genome Sequence of CO33, a Coffee-Infecting Isolate of Xylella Fastidiosa - Giampetruzzi A., Loconsole G., Boscia D., Calzolari A., Chiumenti M., Martelli G.p., Saldarelli P., Almeida R., Saponari M. - Genome Announcements , volume 3
  • 2015 - Draft Genome Sequence of the Xylella fastidiosa CoDiRO Strain - Giampetruzzi A., Chiumenti M., Saponari M., Donvito G., Italiano A., Loconsole G., Boscia D., Cariddi C., Martelli G.P., Saldarelli P. - Genome Announcements, 3:e01538-14
  • 2015 - Detection of Grapevine rupestris stem pitting-associated virus in autochthonous grapevine cultivars in Turkey - Buzkan N., La Notte P., Karadag S., Aktan A., Saldarelli P., Minafra A. - Journal Of Plant Pathology , 97: 387-389
  • 2014 - First report of Grapevine pinot gris virus from table grapes in southern Italy - Morelli M.,De Moraes Catarino A.,Susca L.,Saldarelli P.,Gualandri V.,Martelli G.P. - Journal Of Plant Pathology , 96:439
  • 2014 - Genetic variability of Grapevine Pinot gris virus and its association with grapevine leaf mottling and deformation - Saldarelli P.,Giampetruzzi A.,Morelli M.,Malossini U.,Pirolo C.,Bianchedi P.,Gualandri V. - Phytopathology , 105: 555-563
  • 2014 - Le opportunità del next generation sequencing nella ricerca e nella diagnosi fitovirologica - Saldarelli P.,Giampetruzzi A.,Loconsole G.,Chiumenti M.,Saponari M.,Minafra A. - Protezione Delle Colture , 1:6-10
  • 2012 - Molecular characterization and taxonomy of grapevine leafroll-associated virus 7 - Jelkmann W., Mikona C., Turturo C., Navarro B., Rott M.E., Menzel W., Saldarelli P., Minafra A., Martelli G.P. - Archives of Virology, 157:359-362
  • 2012 - Identification of a single-stranded DNA virus associated with citrus chlorotic dwarf disease, a new member in the family Geminiviridae - Loconsole G., Saldarelli P., Doddapaneni H., Savino V., Martelli G.P., Saponari M. - Virology, 432:162-172
  • 2012 - Detection of Grapevine leafroll-associated virus 7 using real time qRT-PCR and conventional RT-PCR - Al Rwahnih M., Osman F., Sudarshana M., Uyemoto J., Minafra A., Saldarelli P., Martelli G., Rowhani A. - Journal of Virological Methods, 179:383-389
  • 2012 - A new grapevine virus discovered by deep sequencing of virus- and viroid derived small RNAs in cv Pinot gris - Giampetruzzi A., Roumi V., Roberto R., Malossini U., Yoshikawa N., La Notte P., Terlizzi F., Credi R., Saldarelli P. - Virus Research, 163:262–268
  • 2010 - Deep sequencing analysis of viral short RNAs from an infected Pinot Noir grapevine - Pantaleo V., Saldarelli P., Miozzi L., Giampetruzzi A., Gisel A., Moxon S., Dalmay T., Bisztray G., Burgyan J. - Virology, 408:49-56
  • 2009 - Application of a site-specific DNA excision strategy for marker gene removal during gene transfer in Vitis spp. - Martinellii L., Dalla Costa L., Vaccari I., Poletti V., Gribaudo I., Gambino G., Guzzo F., Saldarelli P., Minafra A., Turturo C. - Acta Horticulturae , 827:399-403
  • 2009 - An assay for the detection of grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3 using a single-chain fragment variable antibody - Cogotzi L., Giampetruzzi A., Nölke G., Orecchia M., Elicio V., Castellano M.A., Martelli G.P., Fischer R., Schillberg S., Saldarelli P. - Archives of Virology, 154:19-26
  • 2008 - Generation and characterization of a recombinant antibody fragment that binds to the coat protein of grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3 - Orecchia M., Nolke G., Saldarelli P., Dell'orco M., Uhde-holzem K., Sack M., Martelli G.p., Fischer R., Schillberg S. - Archives Of Virology (15471J0), 153: 1075-1084
  • 2008 - A new member of the family Flexiviridae from Phlomis fructicosa - Saldarelli P., Boscia D., De Stradis A., Vovlas M. - Journal Of Plant Pathology (00077NN), 90: 281-286