R Danovaro

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Extracellular DNA plays a key role in deep-sea ecosystem functioning
    Antonio Dell'Anno
    Department of Marine Science, Faculty of Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
    Science 309:2179. 2005
  2. pmc Sunscreens cause coral bleaching by promoting viral infections
    Roberto Danovaro
    Department of Marine Sciences, Faculty of Science, Polytechnic University of the Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
    Environ Health Perspect 116:441-7. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Fish-farm impact on metazoan meiofauna in the Mediterranean Sea: Analysis of regional vs. habitat effects
    Simone Mirto
    Department of Marine Sciences, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Mar Environ Res 69:38-47. 2010
  4. pmc Climate change and the potential spreading of marine mucilage and microbial pathogens in the Mediterranean Sea
    Roberto Danovaro
    Department of Marine Sciences, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
    PLoS ONE 4:e7006. 2009
  5. pmc Red coral extinction risk enhanced by ocean acidification
    Carlo Cerrano
    Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Sci Rep 3:1457. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Viruses, prokaryotes and DNA in the sediments of a deep-hypersaline anoxic basin (DHAB) of the Mediterranean Sea
    R Danovaro
    Department of Marine Sciences, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
    Environ Microbiol 7:586-92. 2005
  7. doi request reprint Exponential decline of deep-sea ecosystem functioning linked to benthic biodiversity loss
    Roberto Danovaro
    Department of Marine Science, Faculty of Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
    Curr Biol 18:1-8. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Major viral impact on the functioning of benthic deep-sea ecosystems
    Roberto Danovaro
    Department of Marine Science, Faculty of Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
    Nature 454:1084-7. 2008
  9. pmc Comparison of two fingerprinting techniques, terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism and automated ribosomal intergenic spacer analysis, for determination of bacterial diversity in aquatic environments
    R Danovaro
    Department of Marine Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:5982-9. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Marine viruses and global climate change
    Roberto Danovaro
    Department of Marine Sciences, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
    FEMS Microbiol Rev 35:993-1034. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint Extracellular DNA plays a key role in deep-sea ecosystem functioning
    Antonio Dell'Anno
    Department of Marine Science, Faculty of Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
    Science 309:2179. 2005
    ..It therefore plays a key role in deep-sea ecosystem functioning on a global scale...
  2. pmc Sunscreens cause coral bleaching by promoting viral infections
    Roberto Danovaro
    Department of Marine Sciences, Faculty of Science, Polytechnic University of the Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
    Environ Health Perspect 116:441-7. 2008
    ..Recently, it has been demonstrated that personal care products, including sunscreens, have an impact on aquatic organisms similar to that of other contaminants...
  3. doi request reprint Fish-farm impact on metazoan meiofauna in the Mediterranean Sea: Analysis of regional vs. habitat effects
    Simone Mirto
    Department of Marine Sciences, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Mar Environ Res 69:38-47. 2010
    ..We conclude that different indicators of fish-farm impact are needed in vegetated and non-vegetated benthic systems...
  4. pmc Climate change and the potential spreading of marine mucilage and microbial pathogens in the Mediterranean Sea
    Roberto Danovaro
    Department of Marine Sciences, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
    PLoS ONE 4:e7006. 2009
    ..Marine mucilage characterize aquatic systems with altered environmental conditions...
  5. pmc Red coral extinction risk enhanced by ocean acidification
    Carlo Cerrano
    Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Sci Rep 3:1457. 2013
    ..Given the functional role of these corals in the mesophotic zone, we predict that ocean acidification might have cascading effects on the functioning of these habitats worldwide...
  6. ncbi request reprint Viruses, prokaryotes and DNA in the sediments of a deep-hypersaline anoxic basin (DHAB) of the Mediterranean Sea
    R Danovaro
    Department of Marine Sciences, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
    Environ Microbiol 7:586-92. 2005
    ..These findings suggest that the DHAB sediments represent a reservoir for long-term preservation of benthic viruses and nucleic acids...
  7. doi request reprint Exponential decline of deep-sea ecosystem functioning linked to benthic biodiversity loss
    Roberto Danovaro
    Department of Marine Science, Faculty of Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
    Curr Biol 18:1-8. 2008
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  8. doi request reprint Major viral impact on the functioning of benthic deep-sea ecosystems
    Roberto Danovaro
    Department of Marine Science, Faculty of Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
    Nature 454:1084-7. 2008
    ..Our results indicate that viruses have an important role in global biogeochemical cycles, in deep-sea metabolism and the overall functioning of the largest ecosystem of our biosphere...
  9. pmc Comparison of two fingerprinting techniques, terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism and automated ribosomal intergenic spacer analysis, for determination of bacterial diversity in aquatic environments
    R Danovaro
    Department of Marine Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:5982-9. 2006
    ..which were indistinguishable using T-RFLP analysis. Overall, the results of this study show that ARISA is more accurate than T-RFLP analysis on the 16S rRNA gene for estimating the biodiversity of aquatic bacterial assemblages...
  10. doi request reprint Marine viruses and global climate change
    Roberto Danovaro
    Department of Marine Sciences, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
    FEMS Microbiol Rev 35:993-1034. 2011
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  11. pmc The first metazoa living in permanently anoxic conditions
    Roberto Danovaro
    Department of Marine Science, Faculty of Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
    BMC Biol 8:30. 2010
    ..Deep seas include some of the most extreme ecosystems on Earth, such as the deep hypersaline anoxic basins of the Mediterranean Sea. These are permanently anoxic systems inhabited by a huge and partly unexplored microbial biodiversity...
  12. pmc Deep-sea biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea: the known, the unknown, and the unknowable
    Roberto Danovaro
    Dipartimento Scienze del Mare, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    PLoS ONE 5:e11832. 2010
    ..Data reported here provide new insights into the patterns of biodiversity in the deep-sea Mediterranean and new clues for future investigations aimed at identifying the factors controlling and threatening deep-sea biodiversity...
  13. ncbi request reprint Bacterial diversity in deep Mediterranean sediments: relationship with the active bacterial fraction and substrate availability
    G M Luna
    Department of Marine Sciences, Marine Biology Section, Faculty of Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
    Environ Microbiol 6:745-53. 2004
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  14. ncbi request reprint Exo-enzymatic activities and dissolved organic pools in relation with mucilage development in the Northern Adriatic Sea
    R Danovaro
    DSM Dipartimento Scienze del Mare, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Via Brecce Bianche 60131 Ancona, Italy
    Sci Total Environ 353:189-203. 2005
    ..The present study provides compelling evidences that mucilage formation is favoured by the unbalance between organic matter mobilization by enzymatic activities and the accumulation of labile dissolved organic-N compounds...
  15. ncbi request reprint DNA extraction procedure: a critical issue for bacterial diversity assessment in marine sediments
    Gian Marco Luna
    Department of Marine Sciences, Marine Biology Section, Faculty of Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Environ Microbiol 8:308-20. 2006
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  16. ncbi request reprint Exoenzymatic activity and organic matter composition in sediments of the Northern Adriatic Sea: response to a river plume
    R Danovaro
    Institute of Marine Science, University of Ancona, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
    Microb Ecol 44:235-51. 2002
    ..The results suggest that river inputs influence the biochemical composition and distribution of the sediment organic matter and exoenzymatic activities in coastal marine sediments...
  17. ncbi request reprint Sustainable impact of mussel farming in the Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean Sea): evidence from biochemical, microbial and meiofaunal indicators
    R Danovaro
    Department of Marine Sciences, Faculty of Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, Monte D Ago, Ancona 60131, Italy
    Mar Pollut Bull 49:325-33. 2004
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  18. pmc Large-scale spatial distribution of virioplankton in the Adriatic Sea: testing the trophic state control hypothesis
    C Corinaldesi
    Department of Marine Science, University of Ancona, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
    Appl Environ Microbiol 69:2664-73. 2003
    ..Since virus distribution was coupled with bacterial turnover times, our results suggest that viral abundance depends on bacterial activity and on host cell abundance...
  19. pmc New sequence types and multidrug resistance among pathogenic Escherichia coli isolates from coastal marine sediments
    C Vignaroli
    Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Appl Environ Microbiol 78:3916-22. 2012
    ..coli strains capable of contributing to resistance spread via integrons among benthic bacteria, and they highlight a role for these strains in the emergence of new virulent genotypes...
  20. ncbi request reprint Bacteria associated with the rapid tissue necrosis of stony corals
    G M Luna
    Department of Marine Sciences, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Environ Microbiol 9:1851-7. 2007
    ..These results let us hypothesize that the RTN in stony corals can be an infectious disease associated to the presence of Vibrio harveyi. However, further studies are needed to validate the microbial origin of this pathology...
  21. pmc Determination of virus abundance in marine sediments
    R Danovaro
    Institute of Marine Science, University of Ancona, 60131 Ancona, Italy
    Appl Environ Microbiol 67:1384-7. 2001
    ..Both formaldehyde and glutaraldehyde gave significant reductions of virus counts after only 24 h of sediment storage, but no further loss occurred after 7 days...
  22. pmc Extraintestinal Escherichia coli carrying virulence genes in coastal marine sediments
    G M Luna
    Department of Marine Science, Faculty of Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:5659-68. 2010
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  23. ncbi request reprint Sunscreen products increase virus production through prophage induction in marine bacterioplankton
    R Danovaro
    Institute of Marine Science, University of Ancona, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
    Microb Ecol 45:109-18. 2003
    ..g., glucosidase). These results indicate that sunscreen products can modify C, N, and P biogeochemical cycling in seawater and increase virus abundance through prophage induction in marine bacterioplankton...
  24. ncbi request reprint Synoptic determination of living/dead and active/dormant bacterial fractions in marine sediments
    E Manini
    Department of Marine Science, University Polytechnic of Marche, Ancona, Italy
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 55:416-23. 2006
    ..30%. This method allows the processing of a large number of samples with high precision and at relatively low cost, and thus it provides additional synoptic insights into the metabolic state of bacteria in marine sediments...
  25. pmc Higher abundance of bacteria than of viruses in deep Mediterranean sediments
    Roberto Danovaro
    Institute of Marine Sciences, Marine Biology Section, Faculty of Science, University of Ancona, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:1468-72. 2002
    ..The lowest virus numbers were found where the lowest bacterial metabolism and turnover rates and the largest cell size were observed, suggesting that bacterial doubling time might play an important role in benthic virus development...
  26. ncbi request reprint Benthic bacterial response to variable estuarine water inputs
    Elena Manini
    Department of Marine Sciences, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, Monte D Ago, Ancona, Italy
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 50:185-94. 2004
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  27. pmc Pelagic-benthic coupling and diagenesis of nucleic acids in a deep-sea continental margin and an open-slope system of the Eastern Mediterranean
    Antonio Dell'Anno
    Department of Marine Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:6070-6. 2005
    ..eight times higher in the North than in the South Aegean Sea). Overall, the results reported here suggest that the preservation of DNA in deeper sediment layers may be favored in benthic systems characterized by high sedimentation rates...
  28. ncbi request reprint Response of benthic protozoa and thraustochytrid protists to fish farm impact in seagrass (Posidonia oceanica) and soft-bottom sediments
    Lucia Bongiorni
    Department of Marine Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
    Microb Ecol 50:268-76. 2005
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  29. doi request reprint Bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbons in anoxic marine sediments: consequences on the speciation of heavy metals
    Antonio Dell'Anno
    Department of Marine Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
    Mar Pollut Bull 58:1808-14. 2009
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  30. ncbi request reprint Viral decay and viral production rates in continental-shelf and deep-sea sediments of the Mediterranean Sea
    Cinzia Corinaldesi
    Department of Marine Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 72:208-18. 2010
    ..The results reported here suggest that viral decay can play an important role in biogeochemical cycles and benthic trophodynamics...
  31. ncbi request reprint Sediment resuspension effects on the benthic microbial loop in experimental microcosms
    Antonio Pusceddu
    Department of Marine Sciences, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
    Microb Ecol 50:602-13. 2005
    ..We hypothesize that such an effect, enhancing nutrient availability, might have relevant consequences on the trophic state of coastal marine ecosystem...
  32. ncbi request reprint Meiofaunal colonisation on artificial substrates: a tool for biomonitoring the environmental quality on coastal marine systems
    Simone Mirto
    Department of Marine Science, Faculty of Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
    Mar Pollut Bull 48:919-26. 2004
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  33. doi request reprint Archaeal diversity in deep-sea sediments estimated by means of different terminal-restriction fragment length polymorphisms (T-RFLP) protocols
    Gian Marco Luna
    Department of Marine Science, Faculty of Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, 60131, Italy
    Curr Microbiol 59:356-61. 2009
    ..Multivariate multiple regression analysis revealed that, whatever the T-RFLP protocol utilized, latitude and temperature explained most of the variance in benthic Archaeal ribotype richness, while water depth had a negligible role...
  34. doi request reprint Auto- and heterotrophic acidophilic bacteria enhance the bioremediation efficiency of sediments contaminated by heavy metals
    Francesca Beolchini
    Department of Marine Sciences, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Chemosphere 74:1321-6. 2009
    ..These results open new perspectives for the bioremediation technology for the removal of heavy metals from highly contaminated sediments...
  35. ncbi request reprint Effects of intensive mariculture on sediment biochemistry
    Antonio Pusceddu
    Department of Marine Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
    Ecol Appl 17:1366-78. 2007
    ..Therefore, the siting of fish farms should only be allowed after a case-by-case assessment of the ecological context of the region, especially in terms of the organic matter load and its biochemical composition...
  36. doi request reprint Cytotoxic effects induced by hexachlorobenzene in Squilla mantis (L.) (Crustacea, Stomatopoda)
    Antonio Dell'Anno
    Department of Marine Science, Faculty of Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131, Ancona, Italy
    Environ Toxicol 23:9-14. 2008
    ..Overall these findings suggest that even small concentrations of HCB may determine important changes on cell metabolism with potential cascade effects on recruitment of this commercial species...
  37. pmc Large fraction of dead and inactive bacteria in coastal marine sediments: comparison of protocols for determination and ecological significance
    G M Luna
    Institute of Marine Sciences, Marine Biology Section, Faculty of Science, University of Ancona, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:3509-13. 2002
    ..2 day(-1)). Our results suggest that the fraction of active bacteria in marine sediments is controlled by nutrient supply and availability and that their turnover rates are at least 1 order of magnitude higher than previously reported...
  38. doi request reprint Determination of viral production in aquatic sediments using the dilution-based approach
    Antonio Dell'Anno
    Department of Marine Sciences, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, Ancona, Italy
    Nat Protoc 4:1013-22. 2009
    ..The entire procedure takes approximately 3 days to be completed, but the method allows the parallel processing of several sediment samples, which is recommended in ecological studies...
  39. ncbi request reprint Diversity and spatial distribution of metal-reducing bacterial assemblages in groundwaters of different redox conditions
    Gian M Luna
    Department of Marine Sciences, Marine Biology Section, Faculty of Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Int Microbiol 12:153-9. 2009
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  40. pmc Viral production, decay rates, and life strategies along a trophic gradient in the North Adriatic Sea
    Lucia Bongiorni
    Department of Marine Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:6644-50. 2005
    ..Factors other than those considered in the past might shed light on processes responsible for the removal and/or decay of viral particles from the water column...
  41. pmc Simultaneous recovery of extracellular and intracellular DNA suitable for molecular studies from marine sediments
    Cinzia Corinaldesi
    Department of Marine Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:46-50. 2005
    ..This protocol allows investigation of extracellular DNA and its possible participation in natural transformation processes...
  42. ncbi request reprint Impact on the water column biogeochemistry of a Mediterranean mussel and fish farm
    Rosa Tiziana La
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale, Universita di Palermo, Faculty of Science Biology, Italy
    Water Res 36:713-21. 2002
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  43. ncbi request reprint Particulate organic matter uptake rates of two benthic filter-feeders (Sabella spallanzanii and Branchiomma luctuosum) candidates for the clarification of aquaculture wastewaters
    Doris Cavallo
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali, Universita di Lecce, Via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy
    Mar Pollut Bull 54:622-5. 2007
  44. doi request reprint Benthic input rates predict seagrass (Posidonia oceanica) fish farm-induced decline
    Elena Diaz-Almela
    Interdisciplinary Oceanography Group GOI, IMEDEA CSIC UIB, C Miquel Marqués No 21, 07190 Esporles, Spain
    Mar Pollut Bull 56:1332-42. 2008
    ..Coupling direct measurements of benthic sedimentation rates with dynamics of key benthic species is proposed as an efficient strategy to predict fish farm impacts to benthic communities...
  45. ncbi request reprint Imbalance between phytoplankton production and bacterial carbon demand in relation to mucilage formation in the Northern Adriatic Sea
    Alessandra Pugnetti
    C N R, Istituto di Scienze Marine, Castello 1364, I 30122 Venezia, Italy
    Sci Total Environ 353:162-77. 2005
    ..However, there were indications of an uncoupling between phytoplankton photosynthesis and growth and of a shift from an autotrophic to a heterotrophic metabolism, especially during the spring and summer period when mucilage might occur...
  46. ncbi request reprint Impact of heavy metals and PCBs on marine picoplankton
    Carmela Caroppo
    Istituto Ambiente Marino Costiero CNR, Sede Talassografico A Cerruti Via Roma 3, 74100 Taranto, Italy
    Environ Toxicol 21:541-51. 2006
    ..Our results indicate that picoplankton can be sensitive indicators of impact determined by heavy metals and PCBs in coastal marine systems...