Moine Amedeo


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Curriculum Vitae

My research activity is focused on the study of plant (grapevine in particular) responses to environmental stresses. In particular, I study the physiological, metabolic and molecular mechanisms controlling the response of woody and herbaceous plants (Vitis vinifera, Corylus Avellana, Solanum lycopersicum and Actinidia deliciosa) to biotic and abiotic stresses, in order to introduce innovations in current agronomic practices.
In detail, I set up dedicated protocols to carry out water stress trials on woody and herbaceous species, by analyzing dynamic changes in eco-physiological parameters (gas exchange, water potential, hydraulic conductivity, photosystem efficiency and chlorophyll content index) and morphobiometric features to identify genotypes with improved tolerance to abiotic stress (e.g. water deficit).
A further part of my research activities deals with in vitro culture of plant cells and tissues (grapevine in particular) and with the molecular and physiological characterization of grapevine somaclones, i.e. plants obtained through somatic embryogenesis.
I also developed qPCR HRM (high resolution melting) protocols to conduct genotyping analyses using SNP markers and microsatellites, which can be used for the traceability of wine and propagation material.
Recently, I have studied the molecular and physiological mechanisms at the basis of the interaction among viruses, fungi and Vitis vinifera.