Simonetta Mattiucci


Affiliation: University of Rome La Sapienza
Country: Italy


  1. Cipriani P, Smaldone G, Acerra V, D Angelo L, Anastasio A, Bellisario B, et al. Genetic identification and distribution of the parasitic larvae of Anisakis pegreffii and Anisakis simplex (s. s.) in European hake Merluccius merluccius from the Tyrrhenian Sea and Spanish Atlantic coast: implications for food safety. Int J Food Microbiol. 2015;198:1-8 pubmed publisher
  2. Mattiucci S, Cipriani P, Levsen A, Paoletti M, Nascetti G. Molecular Epidemiology of Anisakis and Anisakiasis: An Ecological and Evolutionary Road Map. Adv Parasitol. 2018;99:93-263 pubmed publisher their natural hosts, in human populations, and in the marine ecosystem, in both space and time. ..
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    Mattiucci S, Nascetti G, Dailey M, Webb S, Barros N, Cianchi R, et al. Evidence for a new species of Anisakis Dujardin, 1845: morphological description and genetic relationships between congeners (Nematoda: Anisakidae). Syst Parasitol. 2005;61:157-71 pubmed
    ..Allozyme markers for the identification of any life-history stage of the Anisakis spp. so far studied, as well as ecological data on their definitive host preferences and geographical distribution, are updated. ..
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    Mattiucci S, Nascetti G. Genetic diversity and infection levels of anisakid nematodes parasitic in fish and marine mammals from Boreal and Austral hemispheres. Vet Parasitol. 2007;148:43-57 pubmed
    ..This suggests that anisakid nematodes, and their levels of genetic diversity may be suitable indicators of the integrity of marine food webs and of the general biodiversity of a marine ecosystem. ..
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    Mattiucci S, Nascetti G. Molecular systematics, phylogeny and ecology of anisakid nematodes of the genus Anisakis Dujardin, 1845: an update. Parasite. 2006;13:99-113 pubmed
    ..Finally, genetic/molecular markers for the identification of the so far genetically recognized taxa of Anisakis at any life-stage and both sexes were given also in relation to human anisakiosis is discussed. ..
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    Mattiucci S, Abaunza P, Damiano S, Garcia A, Santos M, Nascetti G. Distribution of Anisakis larvae, identified by genetic markers, and their use for stock characterization of demersal and pelagic fish from European waters: an update. J Helminthol. 2007;81:117-27 pubmed
    ..Congruence and discordance with the population genetic data inferred from allozyme markers on the same samples of the three fish species are also discussed...
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    Mattiucci S, Paoletti M, Olivero Verbel J, Baldiris R, Arroyo Salgado B, Garbin L, et al. Contracaecum bioccai n. sp. from the brown pelican Pelecanus occidentalis (L.) in Colombia (Nematoda: Anisakidae): morphology, molecular evidence and its genetic relationship with congeners from fish-eating birds. Syst Parasitol. 2008;69:101-21 pubmed
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    Mattiucci S, Paoletti M, Damiano S, Nascetti G. Molecular detection of sibling species in anisakid nematodes. Parassitologia. 2007;49:147-53 pubmed
    ..Ecological evidence relating to the distributional range of the genetically detected sibling species and their host preferences, which represent data sets that can be utilized for species delimitation and definition, are summarized...
  9. Mattiucci S, Paoletti M, Webb S. Anisakis nascettii n. sp. (Nematoda: Anisakidae) from beaked whales of the southern hemisphere: morphological description, genetic relationships between congeners and ecological data. Syst Parasitol. 2009;74:199-217 pubmed publisher
    ..e. A. ziphidarum and A. nascettii, and that formed by their definitive hosts further supports the hypothesis of host-parasite co-evolutionary relationships, as previously suggested for Anisakis spp. and their cetacean hosts...

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  1. Mattiucci S, Paoletti M, Borrini F, Palumbo M, Palmieri R, Gomes V, et al. First molecular identification of the zoonotic parasite Anisakis pegreffii (Nematoda: Anisakidae) in a paraffin-embedded granuloma taken from a case of human intestinal anisakiasis in Italy. BMC Infect Dis. 2011;11:82 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, molecular-based diagnostic approaches are warranted...
  2. Mattiucci S, Fazii P, De Rosa A, Paoletti M, Megna A, Glielmo A, et al. Anisakiasis and gastroallergic reactions associated with Anisakis pegreffii infection, Italy. Emerg Infect Dis. 2013;19:496-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The disease is caused by ingestion of larval nematodes in lightly cooked or raw seafood. Because symptoms are vague and serodiagnosis is difficult, the disease is often misdiagnosed and cases are understimated...
  3. Mattiucci S, Paoletti M, Colantoni A, Carbone A, Gaeta R, Proietti A, et al. Invasive anisakiasis by the parasite Anisakis pegreffii (Nematoda: Anisakidae): diagnosis by real-time PCR hydrolysis probe system and immunoblotting assay. BMC Infect Dis. 2017;17:530 pubmed publisher