Angelantonio Minafra

Angelantonio Minafra è attualmente Primo ricercatore e si occupa di studi inerenti la diagnostica molecolare e tassonomia e filogenia di virus delle colture legnose, principalmente vite e fruttiferi. Recentemente ha collaborato a studi di caratterizzazione biologica e molecolare di virus di fico, olivo e gelso, descrivendo alcune specie virali per la prima volta e applicando sistemi di diagnosi per il loro rilevamento in piante infette. Ha prodotto (i) costrutti di sequenze virali in Agrobacterium tumefaciens per la trasformazione genetica della vite ai fini della induzione di resistenza; (ii) costrutti per la espressione di proteine ricombinanti per la immunizzazione e la produzione di antisieri diagnostici; (iii) sequenze parziali e complete di genomi di numerosi virus della vite e di fruttiferi. Ha attivi contatti internazionali di collaborazione scientifica con Università ed Enti di ricerca pubblica (Francia, Spagna, Turchia, USA).

Progetti

Articoli in rivista e capitoli di libri dal 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 - Genetic dissection of Sharka disease tolerance in peach (P. persica L. Batsch) - Cirilli M., Rossini L., Geuna F., Palmisano F., Minafra A., Castrignano T., Gattolin S., Ciacciulli A., Babini A.R., Liverani A., Bassi D. - BMC plant biology, 17: 192
  • 2017 - Grapevine Vitiviruses - Minafra A., Mawassi M., Goszczynski D., Saldarelli P. - Grapevine Viruses: Molecular Biology, Diagnostics and Management, 229-256
  • 2017 - Reduction of microbial contamination and improvement of germination of sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) seeds via surface dielectric barrier discharge - Ambrico P.F., Simek M., Morano M., De Miccolis Angelini R.M., Minafra A., Trotti P., Ambrico M., Prukner V., Faretra F. - Journal Of Physics. D, Applied Physics , volume 50
  • 2017 - Virus diseases of fig and their control - Minafra A., Savino V., Martelli G.P. - Acta horticulturae, volume 1173
  • 2016 - Unusual genomic features of a badnavirus infecting mulberry - Chiumenti M., Morelli M., De Stradis A., Elbeaino T., Stavolone L., Minafra A. - Journal Of General Virology , 97: 3073-3087
  • 2016 - Fighting Sharka in Peach: Current Limitations and Future Perspectives - Cirilli M., Geuna F., Babini A.R., Bozhkova V., Catalano L., Cavagna B., Dallot S., Decroocq V., Dondini L., Foschi S., Ilardi V., Liverani A., Mezzetti B., Minafra A., Pancaldi M., Pandolfini T., Pascal T., Savino V., Scorza R., Verde I., Bassi D. - Frontiers In Plant Science , volume 7
  • 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
  • 2016 - Highly sensitive and practical detection of plant viruses via electrical impedance of droplets on textured silicon-based devices - Ambrico M., Ambrico P.F., Minafra A., De Stradis A., Vona D., Cicco S.R., Palumbo F., Favia P., Ligonzo T. - Sensors , volume 16
  • 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
  • 2015 - A survey for fig-infecting viruses in Palestine - Alkowni R., Chiumenti M., Minafra A., Martelli G.p. - Journal Of Plant Pathology , 97: 383-386
  • 2014 - Identification and characterization of a viroid resembling apple dimple fruit viroid in fig (Ficus carica L.) by next generation sequencing of small RNAs - Chiumenti M.,Torchetti E.M.,Di Serio F.,Minafra A. - Virus Research , 188:54-59
  • 2014 - Discovery and molecular characterization of a new cryptovirus dsRNA genome from Japanese persimmon through conventional cloning and high-throughput sequencing - Morelli M.,Chiumenti M.,De Stradis A.,La Notte P.,Minafra A. - Virus Genes , 50:160–164
  • 2014 - Phylogenetic and recombination analysis of the homing protein domain of grapevine fanleaf virus (GFLV) isolates associated with ‘yellow mosaic’ and ‘infectious malformation’ syndromes in grapevine - Elbeaino T.,Kiyi H.,Boutarfa R.,Minafra A.,Martelli G.P.,Digiaro M. - Archives Of Virology , 159:2757-2764
  • 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 - Detection and molecular characterization of a novel cryptovirus from persimmon (Diospyros kaki). - Morelli M., De Stradis A., La Notte P., Merkuri J., Boscia D., Minafra A. - Petria, 22:181-181
  • 2012 - Occurrence of Fig badnavirus 1 in Fig trees from different countries and in symptomless seedlings - Minafra A., Chiumenti M., Elbeaino T., Digiaro M., Bottalico G., Pantaleo V., Martelli G.P. - Journal of Plant Pathology, 94:S4.105
  • 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 - Next-Generation sequencing and metagenomic analysis advances in plant virus diagnosis and discovery. - Loconsole G, Giampetruzzi A, Roberto R, Saponari M, Palmisano F, Chiumenti M, Morelli M., Minafra A, Savino V, Saldarelli P - Journal of Plant Pathology, 94:S4.48
  • 2010 - Complete nucleotide sequence of a new variant of Grapevine rupestris stem pitting-associated virus from southern Italy - Morelli M., Minafra A., Boscia D., Martelli G. P. - Archives of Virology, 156:543-546
  • 2010 - Grapevine rupestris stem pitting-associated virus: an indexing trial to further evaluate the role of genetic variants in the aetiology of vein necrosis - Pirolo C., Morelli M., Bouyahia H., Della Bartola P., Casati P., Minafra A., Materazzi A., Bianco P. A., Boscia D., Martelli G. P. - Journal of Plant Pathology, 92 (4, Supplement):S4.61-S4.61
  • 2010 - Molecular properties of an Apulian isolate of Grapevine rupestris stem pitting-associated virus from Vitis vinifera. - Morelli M., Minafra A., Boscia D., Martelli G. P. - Petria, 20:354-355
  • 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 - Viruses In Mosaic Affected Figs In Portugal And The Island Of Crete. - Minafra A., De Stradis A., Clara M.I., Martelli G.P. - Journal of Plant Pathology, 91:238
  • 2009 - Some properties of Fig latent virus 1, a new member of the family Flexiviridae. - Gattoni G., Minafra A., Castellano M.A., De Stradis A., Boscia D., Elbeaino T., Digiaro M., Martelli G.P. - Journal of Plant Pathology, 91:555-564
  • 2009 - Molecular variability and seed transmission of Grapevine rupestris stem pitting-associated virus isolates from Southern Italy - Morelli M., Minafra A., Boscia D. - Journal of Plant Pathology, 91:S4.75
  • 2009 - A multipartite single-stranded negative-sense RNA virus is the putative agent of fig mosaic disease - Elbeaino T., Digiaro M., Alabdullah A., De Stradis A., Minafra A., Mielke N., Castellano M.A., Martelli G.P. - Journal of General Virology, 90:1281-1288
  • 2009 - Seed transmission of Fig Latent Virus 1. - Castellano M.A., De Stradis A., Minafra A., Boscia D., Martelli G.P. - Journal of Plant Pathology, 91:697-700
  • 2008 - Genetic variability and population structure of Grapevine virus A coat protein gene from naturally infected Italian vines - Murolo S, Romanazzi G, Rowhani A, Minafra A, La Notte P, Branzanti Mb, Savino V - European Journal Of Plant Pathology (10845J0), 120: 137-145
  • 2008 - Virus associated with fig mosaic in Hungary - De Stradis A., Pantaleo V., Salamon P., Minafra A., Martelli G.P. - Journal of Plant Pathology, 90:585
  • 2008 - Apricot Latent Virus and Peach Asteroid Spot - Myrta A., Minafra A., Castellano M. - Disease, Characterization, Diagnosis & Management Of Plant Viruses, Vol.2-horticultural Crops (Eds. Rao GP, Myrta, A., Ling KS ), Publisher: Studium Press