Alberto Troccoli

Alberto Troccoli is a researcher at the UOS of Bari of Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection (IPSP-CNR), where he is involved in the study of biodiversity, with particular concern to plant parasitic nematode species.

Current interests include the study and characterization, by morpho-taxonomic approach, of nematode pests affecting the quality of economically important field/nursery crops. In this area, he provided a recent contribution to the identification of alien species from imported plant material and he is still investigating on plant parasitic nematode species from various sources. He is also involved in a European project aiming to the characterization of populations of plant parasitic nematodes associated to different olive cultivations (ancestral and cultivated).

It is also involved in studies of intraspecific variability, with the integration of molecular and phylogenetic analysis, of natural and axenically cultured populations of migratory endoparasites difficult to identify and collaborates in the study of genes of parasitism in the lesion nematode Pratylenchus vulnus.

A more recent research area concerns the biodiversity of entomopathogenic nematodes both from Italy and other countries, with which he is co-working under bilateral projects.


Articles and book chapters since 2008

  • 2017 - Meloidoderita whittoni (Sledge & Christie, 1962) comb. n. (Tylenchida: Sphaeronematidae) and its parasitic habits on sweet gum (Liquidambar styraciflua L.) - Troccoli A., Subbotin S., Stanley J.D., Alford B., Vovlas N., Inserra R. - Nematology, 19: 709-722
  • 2016 - Phylogenetic relationships of entomopathogenic nematodes and their bacterial symbionts from coastal areas in Lebanon - Noujeim E., Sakr J., Fanelli E., Troccoli A., Pages S., Tarasco E., De Luca F. - Redia , 99: 127-137
  • 2016 - Morphological and molecular identification of potato and cereal cyst nematode isolates from Algeria and their phylogenetic relationships with other populations from distant their geographical areas - Tirchi N., Troccoli A., Fanelli E., Mokabli A., Mouhouche F., De Luca F. - European Journal Of Plant Pathology , 146: 861-880
  • 2016 - Characterisation of amphimictic and parthenogenetic populations of Pratylenchus bolivianus Corbett, 1983 (Nematoda: Pratylenchidae) and their phylogenetic relationships with closely related species - Troccoli A., Subbotin S.A., Chitambar J.J., Janssen T., Waeyenberge L., Stanley J.D., Duncan L.W., Agudelo P., Munera Uribe G.E., Franco J., Inserra R.N. - Nematology , 18: 651-678
  • 2016 - A new stem nematode, Ditylenchus oncogenus n. sp. (Nematoda: Tylenchida), parasitizing sowthistle from Adriatic coast dunes in southern Italy - Vovlas N., Troccoli A., Palomares-Rius J.E., De Luca F., Cantalapiedra-Navarrete C., Liebanas G., Landa B.B., Subbotin S.A., Castillo P. - Journal Of Helminthology , 90: 152-165
  • 2015 - Mononchoides Macrospiculum N. Sp. (Nematoda: Neodiplogastridae) and Teratorhabditis synpapillata Sudhaus, 1985 (Nematoda: Rhabditidae): Nematode associates of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Oliver) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Italy - Troccoli A., Oreste M., Tarasco E., Fanelli E., De Luca F. - Nematology, 17: 953-966
  • 2015 - Description of a new needle nematode, Longidorus asiaticus n. sp. (Nematoda: Longidoridae), from the rhizosphere of crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) bonsai trees imported into Italy from China - Trisciuzzi N., Archidona-yuste A., Troccoli A., Fanelli E., De Luca F., Vovlas N., Castillo P. - European Journal Of Plant Pathology , 143: 567-580
  • 2015 - Oscheius onirici sp. N. (Nematoda: Rhabditidae): A new entomopathogenic nematode from an Italian cave - Torrini G., Mazza G., Carletti B., Benvenuti C., Roversi P.F., Fanelli E., De Luca F., Troccoli A., Tarasco E. - Zootaxa, 3937: 533-548
  • 2014 - Nematodi Semi-Endoparassiti Sedentari - Inserra R.N., Troccoli A., Duncan L.W., Forest Robinson A. - Nematologia Agraria generale e Applicata - Editor: Società Italiana di Nematologia, Bari (ITA),
  • 2014 - Molecular characterization and functional analysis of four ß-1,4-endoglucanases from the root-lesion nematode Pratylenchus vulnus - Fanelli E., Troccoli, A., Picardi E., Pousis C., De Luca F. - Plant Pathology , 63: 1436–1445
  • 2014 - Morphological and molecular characterization of a Steinernema carpocapsae (Nematoda Steinernematidae) strain isolated in Veneto region (Italy) - Torrini G., Landi S., Benvenuti C., De Luca F., Fanelli E., Troccoli A ., Tarasco E., Bazzoffi P., Roversi P.F. - Redia , 97: 89-94
  • 2014 - Osservazione e Identificazione dei Nematodi e Relative Tecniche - Troccoli A., Molinari S., De Luca F. - Nematologia Agraria generale e Applicata - Editor: Società Italiana di Nematologia, Bari (ITA),
  • 2014 - Nematodi delle Lesioni Radicali: Pratylenchidae - Troccoli A. - Società Italiana di Nematologia, Bari (ITA),
  • 2014 - Interazione Pianta Nematode e Tipo di Parassitismo - Troccoli A., Bleve T. - Nematologia Agraria generale e Applicata - Editor: Società Italiana di Nematologia, Bari (ITA), 83-94
  • 2014 - Redescription and molecular characterisation of Xiphinema barense Lamberti et al., 1986 (Nematoda: Longidoridae) from wild olive trees in southern Italy - De Luca F., Archidona-Yuste A., Troccoli A., Fanelli E., Vovlas N., Trisciuzzi N., Castillo P. - Nematology , 16: 1079-1089
  • 2014 - Detection of the camellia root-knot nematode Meloidogyne camelliae Golden in Japanese camellia bonsai imported into Italy: integrative diagnosis, parasitic habits and molecular phylogeny - Trisciuzzi N., Troccoli A., Vovlas N., Cantalapiedra-Navarrete C., Palomares-Rius J.E., Castillo P. - European Journal Of Plant Pathology, 138:231-235
  • 2013 - Morphological And Molecular Characterisation Of Xiphinema Macroacanthum Lamberti, Roca & Agostinelli, 1989 (nematoda: Longidoridae) From Olive Orchards In Southern Italy - De Luca F., Lazarova S., Troccoli A., Vovlas N., Peneva V. - Systematic Parasitology , 85:151-171
  • 2013 - Hemicaloosia vagisclera n. sp. (Nematoda: Caloosiidae) from Bermuda grass in Florida and its phylogenetic relationships with other criconematids - Inserra R.N., Stanley J.D., Troccoli A., Chitambar J., Subbotin S.A. - Nematology , 15:23-39
  • 2013 - Heterodera elachista the Japanese cyst nematode parasitizing corn in Northern Italy: integrative diagnosis and bionomics. - De Luca F., Vovlas N., Lucarelli G., Troccoli A., Radicci V., Fanelli E., Cantalapiedra-Navarrete C., Palomares-Rius J. E., Castillo P. - European Journal Of Plant Pathology , 136:857-872
  • 2013 - A polyphasic approach with molecular phylogeny for the characterization of Anisakis pegreffii (Anisakidae: Nematoda) in fishes from Adriatic Sea - De Luca F., Vovlas A., Troccoli A., Vovlas N. - Helminthologia , 50:112-118
  • 2013 - Disregarding ZooBank registration results in the unavailability of Hemicaloosia graminis Zeng et al., 2012 (Nematoda, Tylenchida) under the ICZN Code - Inserra R.N. , Stanley J.D., Troccoli A., Chitambar J., Subbotin S.A. - Zookeys , 309:71-73
  • 2012 - Pratylenchus speijeri n. ps. (Nematoda: Pratylenchidae), a new root-lesion nematode pest of plantain in West Africa - De Luca F., Troccoli A., Duncan L.W., Subbotin S.A., Waeyenberge L., Coyne D.l., Brentu F.C., Inserra R.N. - Nematology , 14:987-1004
  • 2012 - Integrative diagnosis and parasitic habits of Cryphodera brinkmani a non-cyst forming heteroderid nematode intercepted on Japanese white pine bonsai trees imported into Italy - Vovlas N., Trisciuzzi N., Troccoli A., De Luca F., Cantalapiedra-navarrete C., Castillo P. - European Journal of Plant Pathology , 135:717-726
  • 2011 - Ditylenchus gigas n. sp. parasitizing broad bean: a new stem nematode singled out from the Ditylenchus dipsaci species complex using a polyphasic approach with molecular phylogeny - Vovlas N., Troccoli A., Palomares-rius J.E., De Luca F., Liébanas G., Landa B.B., Subbotin S.A., Castillo P. - Plant Pathology (Print), 60: 762-775
  • 2011 - Molecular variability and phylogenetic relationships among different species and populations of Pratylenchus (Nematoda: Pratylenchidae) as inferred from the analysis of the ITS rDNA - De Luca F., Reyes A., Troccoli A., Castillo P. - European Journal Of Plant Pathology , 130: 415-426
  • 2010 - Anatomical changes induced by two soilborne pathogens (Plasmodiophora brassicae and Meloidogyne javanica) on cabbage - Navas-Cortés J. A., Vovlas N., Trisciuzzi N., Castillo P., Troccoli A. - Nematologia Mediterranea , 38:39-43
  • 2010 - Molecular variability and phylogeny of Schistonchus caprifici (Gasperrini, 1864) Cobb, 1927 (Nematoda: Aphelenchoididae) from Italy and Spain - De Luca F., Castillo P., Troccoli A., Vovlas N., Landa B. B., Palomares-Rius J. E - Nematology, 12:641-648
  • 2010 - Molecular and morphological characterisation of Sphaeronema alni Turkina & Chizhov, 1986 (Nematoda: Sphaeronematidae) from Spain compared with a topotype population from Russia - Palomares-Rius J.E., Vovlas N., Subbotin S.A., Troccoli A., Cantalapiedra-Navarrete C., Liébanas G., Chizhov V. N., Landa B. B., Castillo P. - Nematology, 12:649-659
  • 2010 - Characterisation of a population of Pratylenchus hippeastri from bromeliads and description of two related new species, P. floridensis n. sp. and P. parafloridensis n. sp., from grasses in Florida - De Luca F., Troccoli A., Duncan L.W., Subbotin S.A., Waeyenberge L., Moens M., Inserra R.N. - Nematology, 12:847-868
  • 2009 - Molecular characterization of the European needle sand dune nematode, Longidorus kuiperi Brinkman, Loof & Barbez, 1987 (Nematoda: Longidoridae) - De Luca F., Landa B.B., Midsuf D., Troccoli A., Vovlas N., Castillo P. - Nematology, 11:155-160
  • 2009 - A new root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne silvestris n. sp. (Nematoda: Meloidogynidae), parasitizing European holly in northern Spain - Castillo P., Vovlas N., Troccoli A., Liébanas G., Palomares-rius J.E., Landa B.B. - Plant Pathology, 58:606-619
  • 2009 - Characterisation and parasitic habits of a root-lesion nematode from chrysanthemum in Iran and its relationship to Pratylenchus pseudocoffeae - Deimi A.M., De Luca F., Vovlas N., Troccoli A. - Nematology, 11:757-768
  • 2008 - Synonymy of Afenestrata with Heterodera supported by phylogenetics with molecular and morphological characterization of H. koreana comb. n. and H. orientalis comb. n. (Tylenchida: Heteroderidae) - Mundo-Ocampo M., Troccoli A., Subbotin S. A., Del Cid J., Baldwin J. G., Inserra R. N. - Nematology , 10: 611-632
  • 2008 - Molecular phylogeny of the genus Rotylenchus (Nematoda, Tylenchida) and description of a new species - Vovlas N., Subbotin S. A., Troccoli A., Liébanas G., Castillo P. - Zoologica Scripta , 37: 521-537
  • 2008 - Pathogenicity and host-parasite relathionships of the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita on celery - Vovlas N., Lucarelli G., Sasanelli N., Troccoli A., Papajova I., Palomares-Rius J.E., Castillo, P - Plant Pathology , 57: 981-987
  • 2008 - Pathogenicity and host-parasite relationships of Meloidogyne arenaria in sweet basil - Vovlas N., Troccoli A., Minuto A., Bruzzone C., Sasanelli N., Castillo P. - Plant Disease , 92: 1329-1335
  • 2008 - Morphological and molecular characterization of Pratylenchus lentis n. sp. (Nematoda: Pratylenchidae) from Sicily - Troccoli A., De Luca F., Handoo Z.A., Di Vito M. - Journal Of Nematology , 40: 190-196