Research Topics

Genomes and Genes

Nunzia Scotti


Affiliation: Federico II University
Country: Italy


  1. Scotti N, Buonaguro L, Tornesello M, Cardi T, Buonaguro F. Plant-based anti-HIV-1 strategies: vaccine molecules and antiviral approaches. Expert Rev Vaccines. 2010;9:925-36 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, plant-based anti-HIV strategies can be administered not only parenterally but also by the more convenient and safer oral route, which is a more suitable approach for possible mass vaccination. ..
  2. D Agostino N, Tamburino R, Cantarella C, De Carluccio V, Sannino L, Cozzolino S, et al. The Complete Plastome Sequences of Eleven Capsicum Genotypes: Insights into DNA Variation and Molecular Evolution. Genes (Basel). 2018;9: pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, the identified sequence variation allowed us to develop simple PCR-based markers useful in future work to discriminate species belonging to different Capsicum complexes. ..
  3. Scotti N, Sannino L, Idoine A, Hamman P, De Stradis A, Giorio P, et al. The HIV-1 Pr55 gag polyprotein binds to plastidial membranes and leads to severe impairment of chloroplast biogenesis and seedling lethality in transplastomic tobacco plants. Transgenic Res. 2015;24:319-31 pubmed publisher
  4. Castiglia D, Leone S, Tamburino R, Sannino L, Fonderico J, Melchiorre C, et al. High-level production of single chain monellin mutants with enhanced sweetness and stability in tobacco chloroplasts. Planta. 2018;248:465-476 pubmed publisher
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    Scotti N, Marechal Drouard L, Cardi T. The rpl5- rps14 mitochondrial region: a hot spot for DNA rearrangements in Solanum spp. somatic hybrids. Curr Genet. 2004;45:378-82 pubmed
    ..Variability in the rpl5- rps14 region observed in both the parental species and their somatic hybrids suggests this region is a hot spot for mtDNA rearrangements in Solanum spp. ..
  6. Tamburino R, Vitale M, Ruggiero A, Sassi M, Sannino L, Arena S, et al. Chloroplast proteome response to drought stress and recovery in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.). BMC Plant Biol. 2017;17:40 pubmed publisher