Stefania Zicca

Dr Stefania Zicca, has gained experience in several fields of the plant pathology through his work at the Department of Plant Protection (DiSSPA)-University of Bari, Institute of Virology (IVV)-CNR U.O.S. of Bari and the Plant Pathology Research Centre-Rome. These include:

  • the study of the tubule-mediated mechanism of the cell to cell movement of the Cauliflower mosaic virus;
  • the development and application of protocols for certification of authenticity and traceability of artichoke Brindisino clones;the application and development of protocols for sanitation of grapevine
  • propagating material applying in vitro meristem tip culture, thermotherapy and micrografting;
  • identification, biological and molecular characterization of plant pathogenic viruses.

She is currently working as a research staff for the performance of activities provided for in the action plan for the phytosanitary emergency caused by Xylella fastidiosa.


Articles and book chapters since 2008

  • 2018 - A negative-stranded RNA virus infecting citrus trees: The second member of a new genus within the order bunyavirales - Navarro B., Zicca S., Minutolo M., Saponari M., Alioto D., Di Serio F. - Frontiers in microbiology, volume 9
  • 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 - 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 - 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
  • 2014 - Hitching a ride on vesicles: Cauliflower mosaic virus movement protein trafficking in the endomembrane system - Carluccio A.V., Zicca S., Stavolone L. - Plant Physiology , 164:1261-1270
  • 2010 - Caulimoviridae Tubule-guided Transport Is Dictated By Movement Protein Properties. - Sanchez-Navarro J., Pallas V., Fajardo T., Zicca S., Stavolone L. - Journal Of Virology, 84:4109-4112