Research Areas:
Biotic Interactions, Genetics, Molecular Biology


Giovannetti M*, Volpe V*, Salvioli A, Bonfante P. (2017) Fungal and Plant Tools for the Uptake of Nutrients in Arbuscular Mycorrhizas: A Molecular View, chapter for Mycorrhizal Mediation of Soil

Volpe V*, Giovannetti M*, Sun XG, Fiorilli V, Bonfante P. (2016) The phosphate transporters LjPT4 and MtPT4 mediate early root responses to phosphate status in non mycorrhizal roots. Plant, Cell and Environment. 39:660-71.

Giovannetti M, Mari A, Novero M, Bonfante P. (2015) Early Lotus japonicus root transcriptomic responses to symbiotic and pathogenic fungal exudates. Frontiers in Plant Science. 6:480

Giovannetti M, Tolosano M, Volpe V, Kopriva S, Bonfante P. (2014) Identification and functional characterization of a sulfate transporter induced by both sulfur starvation and mycorrhization in Lotus japonicus. New Phytologist. 204: 609–619. 

Herrmann J, Ravilious GE, McKinney SE, Westfall CS, Soon GL, Baraniecka P, Giovannetti M, Kopriva S, Krishnan HB, Jez JM. (2014). Structure and mechanism of Soybean ATP Sulfurylase and the committed step in plant sulfur assimilation. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 289 (15): 10919-29. 

Koprivova A, Giovannetti M, Baraniecka P, Lee BR, Grondin C, Loudet O, Kopriva S. (2013) Natural variation in ATPS1 isoform of ATP Sulfurylase contributes to control of sulfate levels in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology. 163(3): 1133-41. 

Volpe V, Dell’Aglio E, Giovannetti M, Ruberti C, Costa A, Genre A, Bonfante P. (2013) An AM-induced, MYB-family gene of Lotus japonicus (LjMAMI) affects root growth in an AM-independent manner. The Plant Journal. 73: 442–455. 

Giovannetti M, Balestrini R, Volpe V, Guether M, Straub D, Costa A, Ludewig U, Bonfante P. (2012) Two putative-aquaporin genes are differentially expressed during arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis in Lotus japonicus. BMC Plant Biology. 12(1):186.

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