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Dr. Giovanni Nicola Bubici got degree in Agricultural Sciences and Technologies in 2001 and PhD in plant pathology in 2006. He studies the microbiome of agricultural soils. His research is focused on soil-borne plant pathogens, such as Verticillium dahliae, Pyrenochaeta lycopersici and Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense, and plant beneficial microorganisms like Streptomyces spp, especially in crops such as tomato, eggplant, olive and banana. He isolates, selects and tests streptomycetes as potential biological control agents and studies their modes of action. Also, he studies microbe-microbe interactions by microbiological and molecular approaches to develop tailor-made microbial consortia.
Dr. Bubici identified new resistance sources against V. dahliae in eggplant, artichoke, olive and strawberry, P. lycopersici in tomato, and Leveillula taurica in eggplant. Moreover, he studies the plant-pathogen interactions and functional genomics of Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) and Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) in tomato.
Dr. Bubici has bioinformatics skills for analyzing metagenomics, transcriptomics, small-RNA data and microbe’s genome assembling. Furthermore, he has competence of parametric and nonparametric statistics applied to agriculture, and use the R software for the analyses.
Dr. Bubici is editors of several scientific journals such as Australasian Plant Pathology (Springer), Pathogens (MDPI), Horticulturae (MDPI) and Frontiers in Agronomy.