Paolo Bagnaresi

Consiglio per la Ricerca e la Sperimentazione in Agricoltura
Genomics Research Centre
via S. Protaso, 302
I -29017 Fiorenzuola d'Arda PC, Italy

Curriculum vitae
Paolo Bagnaresi obtained a PhD in Biology and Physiology of the Cell from University of Bologna .
His main research activities consisted in molecular and biochemical approaches for characterization of plant enzymes. More recently, he has focused in bioinformatics. Currently , his main reasearch interest lies in bioinformatic analysis of RNA-seq data using R (Bioconductor) , Python and Visual basic programming languages.
His former research experiences include two years as research associate at Baylor college of medicine (Houston, Texas) and a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at Montellier (ENSAM, bochimistry and physiology of plants).

Since 2008 he is researcher at CRA-Genomics Research Centre.

Current research interests
His main reasearch interest lies in bioinformatic analysis of RNA-seq data using R (Bioconductor) , Python and Visual basic programming languages.

Selected recent publications

  1. MATIĆ S, BAGNARESI P, BISELLI C, ORRU’ L, AMARAL CARNEIRO G, SICILIANO I, VALÉ G, GULLINO ML, SPADARO D: Comparative transcriptome profiling of resistant and susceptible rice genotypes in response to the seedborne pathogen Fusarium fujikuroi. BMC Genomics 2016, 17:608 BMC Genomics 2016, 17:608
  2. BALDONI E, BAGNARESI P, LOCATELLI F, MATTANA M, GENGA A: Comparative Leaf and Root Transcriptomic Analysis of two Rice Japonica Cultivars Reveals Major Differences in the Root Early Response to Osmotic Stress. Rice 2016, 9:25
  3. BARBIERATO V, TOPPINO L, RINALDI P, SALA T, BASSOLINO L, VALÈ G, FERRARINI A, DELLEDONNE M, BAGNARESI P, ROTINO GL: Phenotypical and gene expression analyses of Rfo-sa1 resistant eggplant interaction with Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melongenae and Verticillium dahliae. Plant Pathol 2016
  4. CARLETTI G, CARRA A, ALLEGRO G, VIETTO L, DESIDERIO F, BAGNARESI P, GIANINETTI A, CATTIVELLI L, VALÈ G, NERVO G: QTLs for Woolly Poplar Aphid (Phloeomyzus passerinii L.) Resistance Detected in an Inter-Specific Populus deltoides x P. nigra Mapping Population. PLoS One 2016, 11:e0152569
  5. IOVIENO P, PUNZO P, GUIDA G, MISTRETTA C, VAN OOSTEN MJ, NURCATO R, BOSTAN H, COLANTUONO C, COSTA A, BAGNARESI P, CHIUSANO ML, ALBRIZIO R, GIORIO P, BATELLI G, GRILLO S: Transcriptomic changes drive physiological responses to progressive drought stress and rehydration in tomato. Front Plant Sci 2016, 7(March):371
  6. BISELLI C, BAGNARESI P, CAVALLUZZO D, URSO S, DESIDERIO F, ORASEN G, GIANINETTI A, RIGHETTINI F, GENNARO M, PERRINI R, BEN HASSEN M, SACCHI GA, CATTIVELLI L, VALÈ G: Deep sequencing transcriptional fingerprinting of rice kernels for dissecting grain quality traits. BMC Genomics 2015, 16:1091
  7. SALVIOLI A, GHIGNONE S, NOVERO M, NAVAZIO L, VENICE F, BAGNARESI P, BONFANTE P: Symbiosis with an endobacterium increases the fitness of a mycorrhizal fungus, raising its bioenergetic potential 2015. ISME J 2015:1–15.
  8. FIORILLI V, VALLINO M, BISELLI C, FACCIO A, BAGNARESI P, BONFANTE P: Host and non-host roots in rice: cellular and molecular approaches reveal differential responses to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Front Plant Sci 2015, 6(August).
  10. URSO S, DESIDERIO F, BISELLI C, BAGNARESI P, CRISPINO L, PIFFANELLI P, ABBRUSCATO P, ASSENZA F, GUARNIERI G, CATTIVELLI L, VALÈ G: Genetic analysis of durable resistance to Magnaporthe oryzae in the rice accession Gigante Vercelli identified two blast resistance loci. Mol Genet Genomics 2015.
  11. GUERRA D, LAMONTANARA A, BAGNARESI P, ORRÙ L, RIZZA F, ZELASCO S, BEGHÈ D, GANINO T, PAGANI D, CATTIVELLI L, MAZZUCOTELLI E: Transcriptome changes associated with cold acclimation in leaves of olive tree (Olea europaea L.). Tree Genet Genomes 2015, 11:113.
  12. ARAGONA M, MINIO A, FERRARINI A, VALENTE MT, BAGNARESI P, ORRÙ L, TONONI P, ZAMPERIN G, INFANTINO A, VALÈ G, CATTIVELLI L, DELLEDONNE M: De novo genome assembly of the soil-borne fungus and tomato pathogen Pyrenochaeta lycopersici. BMC Genomics 2014, 15:313.
  13. SABLOK G, FU Y, BOBBIO V, LAURA M, ROTINO GL, BAGNARESI P, ALLAVENA A, VELIKOVA V, VIOLA R, LORETO F, LI M, VAROTTO C: Fuelling genetic and metabolic exploration of C 3 bioenergy crops through the first reference transcriptome of Arundo donax L. Plant Biotechnol J 2014: in press
  14. ZOUARI I, SALVIOLI A, CHIALVA M, NOVERO M, MIOZZI L, TENORE GC, BAGNARESI P, BONFANTE P: From root to fruit: RNA-Seq analysis shows that arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis may affect tomato fruit metabolism. BMC Genomics 2014, 15:221.
  15. BISELLI C, CAVALLUZZO D, PERRINI R, GIANINETTI A, BAGNARESI P, URSO S, ORASEN G, DESIDERIO F, LUPOTTO E, CATTIVELLI L, VALÈ G: Improvement of marker-based predictability of Apparent Amylose Content in japonica rice through GBSSI allele mining. Rice (N Y) 2014, 7:1./s00122-013-2075-z.
  16. BAGNARESI P, SALA T, IRDANI T, SCOTTO C, LAMONTANARA A, BERETTA M, ROTINO GL, SESTILI S, CATTIVELLI L, SABATINI E: Solanum torvum responses to the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita. BMC Genomics 2013, 14:540.
  17. BISELLI C, URSO S, TACCONI G, STEUERNAGEL B, SCHULTE D, GIANINETTI A, BAGNARESI P, STEIN N, CATTIVELLI L, VALÈ G: Haplotype variability and identification of new functional alleles at the Rdg2a leaf stripe resistance gene locus. Theor Appl Genet 2013, 126:1575–86.
  18. BAGNARESI P, BISELLI C, ORRÙ L, URSO S, CRISPINO L, ABBRUSCATO P, PIFFANELLI P, LUPOTTO E, CATTIVELLI L, VALÈ G: Comparative Transcriptome Profiling of the Early Response to Magnaporthe oryzae in Durable Resistant vs Susceptible Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Genotypes. PLoS ONE 2012, 7:e51609.
  19. Vitulo N, Albiero A, Forcato C, Campagna D, Dal Pero F, Bagnaresi P, Colaiacovo M, Faccioli P, Lamontanara A, Simkova H, Kubalakova M, Perrotta G, Facella P, Lopez L, Pietrella M, Gianese G, Dolezel J, Giuliano G, Cattivelli L, Valle G, Stanca AM: First Survey of the Wheat Chromosome 5A Composition through a Next Generation Sequencing Approach. PLoS One 2011, 6:e26421.
  20. COLAIACOVO M, SUBACCHI A, BAGNARESI P, LAMONTANARA A, CATTIVELLI L, FACCIOLI P (2010) A computational-based update on microRNAs and their targets in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). BMC Genomics 11: 595
  21. BAGNARESI P,MOSCHELLA A, MORCIA C, FACCIOLI P, TERZI V. 2009. Tracciabilità delle principali filiere agroindustriali. In Le piante industriali per una agricoltura multifunzionale, Avenue Media, capitolo 6, 129-156, ISBN 978-88-86817-53-0.
  22. BAGNARESI P, TRONO D, CATTIVELLI L, RANALLI P. 2009. Strategie per l’accumulo nelle piante di prodotti di interesse nutrizionale ed industriale. In Le piante industriali per una agricoltura multifunzionale, Avenue Media, capitolo 1, 1-20, ISBN 978-88-86817-53-0
  23. BAGNARESI, P., MOSCHELLA, A., BERETTA, O., VITULLI, F., RANALLI, P., AND PERATA, P. (2008). Heterologous microarray experiments allow the identification of the early events associated with potato tuber cold sweetening. BMC Genomics 9, 176.
  24. CAMIN F MOSCHELLA A MISELLI F PARISI B VERSINI G RANALLI P BAGNARESI P (2007). Evaluation of markers for the traceability of potato tubers grown in an organic versus conventional regime. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 87, 1330-1336.
  25. BAGNARESI P MAZARS-MARTY D PUPILLO P MARTY F BRIAT JF (2000). Tonoplast subcellular localization of maize cytochrome b5 reductases. Plant Journal 24, 645-654
  26. BAGNARESI P THOIRON S MANSION M ROSSIGNOL M PUPILLO P BRIAT JF (1999). Cloning and characterization of a maize cytochrome b5 reductase with Fe3+-chelate reduction capability. Biochemical Journal 338, 499-505
  27. SPARLA F BAGNARESI P SCAGLIARINI S, TROST P (1997). NADH Fe(III)-chelate reductase of maize roots is an active cytochrome b5 reductase. FEBS letters 414, 571-575
  28. BAGNARESI P BASSO B PUPILLO P (1997). The NADH Fe3+-chelate reductases of tomato roots Planta 202, 427-434
  29. BAGNARESI P PUPILLO P (1995). Characterization of NADH-dependent Fe3+-chelate reductases of maize roots. Journal of Experimental Botany 46, 1497-1503
  30. BAGNARESI P BASSO B (1996). Soluble maize root NADH Ferric-chelate reductase. Journal of Plant Nutrition 19, 1171-1177
  31. BASSO B BAGNARESI P BRACALE M SOAVE C (1994). The Yellow-stripe-1 and -3 mutants of maize: nutritional and biochemical studies. Maydica 39, 97-105.


The Genomics Research Centre holds a collection of more than one hundred barley mutants.

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