Alberto Santini

Principali interessi scientifici

• Patogeni alieni invasivi. Modelli e caratteristiche biogeografiche dell’invasioni di patogeni vegetali alieni in Europa; Diagnosi precoce tramite tecniche molecolari; impatto dei cambiamenti climatici sulle invasioni biologiche.
• Interazione ospite-parassita-ambiente. Variabilità genetica della resistenza a malattie. Meccanismi di resistenza a patogeni, meccanismi di fuga ed evitanza,
• Genetica delle popolazioni dei patogeni.
• Miglioramento genetico per la resistenza a patogeni. Selezione di alberi resistenti ai patogeni attraverso impollinazione controllata e inoculazioni artificiali; Prove adattative; Plasticità fenotipica.
• Conservazione delle risorse genetiche di specie a rischio d’estinzione con particolare riferimento all’olmo e al platano.

Progetti

Brevetti

Articoli in rivista e capitoli di libri dal 2008

  • 2017 - Lights and shadows of a possible strategy to cope with alien and destructive forest pathogens: the example of breeding for resistance to Dutch elm disease in Italy - Pecori F., Ghelardini L., Luchi N., Pepori A.L., Santini A. - Baltic Forestry , 23: 255-263
  • 2017 - Ceratocystis platani is killing plane trees in Istanbul (Turkey) - Lehtijärvi A., Oskay F., Dogmus Lehtijärvi H.T., Aday Kaya A.G., Pecori F., Santini A., Woodward S. - Forest Pathology , e12375
  • 2017 - Phytophthora nicotianae and P. cryptogea causing gummosis of citrus crops in Tunisia - Boughalleb-M'hamdi N., Benfradj N., Migliorini D., Luchi N., Santini A. - Tropical plant pathology,
  • 2017 - Impact of Non-native Invertebrates and Pathogens on Market Forest Tree Resources - Kenis M., Roques A., Santini A., Liebhold A.M. - Impact of Biological Invasions on Ecosystem Services, 103-117
  • 2017 - Ecology of invasive forest pathogens - Ghelardini L., Luchi N., Pecori F., Pepori A.L., Danti R., Della Rocca G., Capretti P., Tsopelas P., Santini A. - Biological Invasions , 1-18
  • 2017 - Canker stain: a lethal disease destroying iconic plane trees - Tsopelas P., Santini A., Wingfield M., De Beer Z.W. - Plant Disease , 101: 645-658
  • 2017 - Occurrence of Pythium and Phytopythium species isolated from citrus trees infected with gummosis disease in Tunisia - Benfradj N., Migliorini D., Luchi N., Santini A., Boughalleb-M'Hamdi N. - Archiv für Phytopathologie und Pflanzenschutz, 50: 286-302
  • 2017 - From the Alps to the Apennines: possible spread of ash dieback in Mediterranean areas - Ghelardini L., Migliorini D., Santini A., Pepori A.L., Maresi G., Vai N., Montuschi C., Carrari E., Feducci M., Capretti P., Luchi N. - Dieback of European Ash (Fraxinus spp.) - Consequences and Guidelines for Sustainable Management, 140-149
  • 2017 - Geosmithia-Ophiostoma: a New Fungus-Fungus Association - Pepori A.L., Bettini P.P., Comparini C., Sarrocco S., Bonini A., Frascella A., Ghelardini L., Scala A., Vannacci G., Santini A. - Microbial Ecology ,
  • 2016 - First Record of Ash Dieback Caused by Hymenoscyphus fraxineus on Fraxinus excelsior in the Apennines (Tuscany, Italy) - Luchi N., Ghelardini L., Santini A., Migliorini D., Capretti P. - Plant Disease , 100: 535
  • 2016 - Alien Pathogens on the Horizon: Opportunities for Predicting their Threat to Wildlife - Roy H.H., Hesketh H., Purse B.V., Eilenberg J., Santini A., Stentiford G.D., Adriaens T., Bacela-Spychalska K., Bass D., Scalera R., Beckmann K.M., Bessell P., Bojko J., Booy O., Cardoso A.C., Essl F., Harrower C., Kleespies R., Martinou A.F., van Oers M.M., Pergl J., Rabitsch W., Roques A., Schaffner F., Schindler S., Schmidt B.R., Schonrogge K., Smith J., Solarz W., Stroo A., Tricarico E., Turvey K.M.A., Vannini A., Groom Q., Peeler E.J., Stewart A., Vilà M., Woodward S., Wynns A.A., Dunn A.M. - Conservation letters,
  • 2016 - Drivers of emerging fungal diseases of forest trees - Ghelardini L., Pepori A.L., Luchi N., Capretti P., Santini A. - Forest ecology and management, 381: 235-246
  • 2016 - Dutch elm disease and elm bark beetles: Pathogen-Insect Interaction - Faccoli M., Santini A. - Vector-Mediated Transmission of Plant Pathogens, 73-86
  • 2016 - Risk assessment and reduction options for Ceratocystis platani in the EU - Jeger M., Bragard C., Chatzivassiliou E., Dehnen-Schmutz K., Gilioli G., Miret J.A.J., MacLeod A., Navajas Navarro M., Niere B., Parnell S., Potting R., Rafoss T., Urek G., Van Bruggen A., Van der Werf W., West J., Winter S., Santini A., Tsopelas P., Vloutoglou I., Pautasso M., Rossi V. - EFSA Journal, volume 14
  • 2016 - Pathogens of introduced trees: prospects for biological control - Woodward S, Santini A., Dogmus T. - Introduced tree species in European forests: opportunities and challenges, 248-259
  • 2015 - Morphological and molecular characterisation of Geosmithia species on European elms - Pepori A.l., Kolarik M., Bettini P.p., Vettraino A.m., Santini A. - Fungal Biology , 119: 1063-1074
  • 2015 - Hymenoscyphus fraxineus mycelial growth on media containing leaf extracts of different Oleaceae - Carrari E., Capretti P., Santini A., Luchi N. - Forest Pathology , 45: 540-543
  • 2015 - Taxonomic dissimilarity in patterns of interception and establishment of alien arthropods, nematodes and pathogens affecting woody plants in Europe - Eschen R., Roques A., Santini A. - Diversity and Distributions , 21:36-45
  • 2015 - The potential of symptomless potted plants for carrying invasive soilborne plant pathogens - Migliorini D., Ghelardini L., Tondini E., Luchi N., Santini A. - Diversity and distributions, 21:1218-1229
  • 2015 - Vie d’ingresso dei patogeni forestali esotici - Santini A., Ghelardini L., Capretti P. - Atti dell'Accademia Nazionale Italiana di Entomologia, 63: 151-517
  • 2015 - Plant pathogen evolution and climate change - Santini A., Ghelardini L. - Perspectives In Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition And Natural Resources ,
  • 2015 - Dutch elm disease and elm bark beetles: a century of association - Santini A., Faccoli M. - Iforest, 8:126-134
  • 2014 - Global forest pathogen invasion pathways - Santini A. - International Forestry Review , 16: 21-21
  • 2014 - Widespread horizontal transfer of the cerato-ulmin gene between Ophiostoma novo-ulmi and Geosmithia species - Bettini P.P., Frascella A., Kolarik M., Comparini C., Pepori A.l., Santini A., Scala F., Scala A. - Fungal Biology , 118(8):663-674
  • 2014 - Likelihood of establishment of tree pests and diseases based on their worldwide occurrence as determined by hierarchical cluster analysis - Eschen R., Holmes T., Smith D., Roques A., Santini A., Kenis M. - Forest Ecology And Management , 315:103-111
  • 2013 - Hybridization and introgression between the exotic Siberian elm, Ulmus pumila, and the native Field elm, U. minor, in Italy - Brunet J., Zalapa J.E., Pecori F., Santini A. - Biological Invasions , 15:2717-2730
  • 2013 - Functional Roles Of Flavonoids In Photoprotection: New Evidence, Lessons From The Past - Agati G., Brunetti C., Di Ferdinando M., Ferrini F., Pollastri S., Tattini M. - Plant Physiology And Biochemistry , 72:35-45
  • 2013 - Rapid detection of Ceratocystis platani inoculum by quantitative real-time PCR assay - Luchi N., Ghelardini L., Belbahri L., Quartier M., Santini A. - Applied And Environmental Microbiology , 79:5394-5404
  • 2012 - Biogeographical Patterns And Determinants Of Invasion By Forest Pathogens In Europe - Santini A., Ghelardini L., De Pace C., Desprez-loustau M.l., Capretti P., Chandelier A., Cech T., Chira D., Diamandis S., Gaitniekis T., Hantula J., Holdenrieder O., Jankovsky L., Jung T., Jurc D., Kirisits T., Kunca A., Lygis V. , Malecka M., Marcais B., Schmitz S., Schumacher J., Solheim H., Solla A., Szabo I., Tsopelas P., Vannini A., Vettraino A.m., Webber J., Woodward S., Stenlid J. - New Phytologist , 197:238-250
  • 2012 - Leptoglossus occidentalis and Diplodia pinea: a new insect-fungus association in Mediterranean forests - Luchi N., Mancini V., Peducci M., Santini A., Capretti P. - Forest Pathology , 42:246-251
  • 2012 - Olmi A Rapida Crescita - Pecori F., Santini A. - Sherwood , 180:35-39
  • 2012 - Gli olmi e la grafiosi In Italia: problemi e prospettive - Pecori F., Pepori A., Santini A. - Bullettino Della Società Toscana Di Orticoltura , 1:10-15
  • 2011 - Sarcodontia pachyodon: a Canker and White-rot Agent of Plane-trees - Luchi N., Pepori A., Capretti P., Santini A. - Journal Of Phytopathology (1986), 159: 117-119
  • 2011 - ‘Morfeo’ Elm: a new variety resistant to Dutch elm disease - Santini A., Pecori F., Pepori A., Brookes A. - Forest Pathology (Print),
  • 2011 - Mechanisms governing the responses to anthracnose pathogen in Juglans spp. - Pollegioni P., Van Der Linden G., Belisario A., Gras M., Anselmi N., Olimpieri I., Luongo L., Santini A., Turco E., Scarascia Mugnozza G., Malvolti M.E. - Journal Of Biotechnology , 159(4): 251-264
  • 2010 - Impact of biological invasions on forest ecosystem services under global change - Santini A., Roques A. - International Forestry Review , 12:187
  • 2010 - Bud dormancy release in elm (Ulmus spp.) clones — a case study of photoperiod and temperature responses - Ghelardini L., Santini A., Black-Samuelsson S., Myking T., Falusi M. - Tree Physiology , 30:264-274
  • 2010 - Genotype × environment interaction and growth stability of several elm clones resistant to Dutch elm disease - Santini A., Pecori F., Pepori A. L., Ferrini F., Ghelardini L. - Forest Ecology And Management , 260:1017-1025
  • 2009 - New proteins orthologous to cerato-platanin in various Ceratocystis species and the purification and characterization of cerato-populin from Ceratocystis populicola - Comparini C., Carresi L., Pagni E., Sbrana F., Sebastiani F., Luchi N., Santini A., Capretti P., Tiribilli B., Pazzagli L., Cappugi G., Scala A. - Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology , 84:309-322
  • 2009 - Avoidance by early flushing: a new perspective on Dutch elm disease research - Ghelardini L, Santini A. - Iforest, 2:143-153
  • 2008 - Un atteso ritorno - Santini A., Ferrini F., Pepori A. - Acer , 24: 47-51
  • 2008 - Breeding against Dutch elm disease adapted to the Mediterranean climate - Santini A., La Porta N., Ghelardini L., Mittempergher L. - Euphytica , 163: 45-56
  • 2008 - Cerato-platanin treated plane leaves restrict Ceratocystis platani growth and overexpress defence-related genes - Fontana F., Santini A., Salvini M., Pazzagli L., Cappugi G., Scala A., Durante M., Bernardi R. - Journal Of Plant Pathology , 90: 295-306
  • 2008 - Gli invincibili quattro - Santini A., Ferrini F., Pepori A. - Acer , 24: 53-57
  • 2008 - Persistence of some pine pathogens in coarse woody debris and cones in a Pinus pinea forest - Santini A., Pepori A., Ghelardini L., Capretti P. - Forest Ecology And Management , 256: 502-506
  • 2008 - Messa a punto di un metodo per l’individuazione di β-1,3- glucanasi e chitinasi attraverso Native PAGE su estratti di piante di Prunus avium L. inoculate con Phytophthora sp. - De Rogatis A., Guerri S., Santini A., Ghelardini L. - Annali Cra , 35: 123-132