Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources

National Research Council of Italy

Lucia Lioi

Role: Senior Researcher
Section: Researchers and Technologists
Division: Bari
Tel: (39) 0805583400-238
E-mail: lucia.lioi@ibbr.cnr.it



Personal Information Born in Melfi (PZ) Italy e-mail: lucia.lioi@ibbr.cnr.it Tel: (39) 080-5583400
Present Position 2001- Senior Researcher at the Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources (former Institute of Plant Genetics), CNR, Bari, Italy
Work Experiences
  • 1977 University Degree in Biological Science, University of Bari (Italy)
  • 1978-1982 National Research Council (CNR) fellow at the Germplasm Institute. Field of interest: physiology of seed germination, seed ageing;
  • 1982-2001 Researcher at the Institute of Plant Genetics (former Germplasm Institute), CNR, Bari, Italy
  • 1994 May-June Stage at at the UER Phytotechnie des Régions Intertropicales, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques de Gembloux, Belgium;
  • Inserted in the list of experts of the European Project “Improvement of sustainable Phaseolus production in Europe for human consumption -PHASELIEU”;
  • Member of the International Consortium “Phaseomics” (Phaseolus Genomics);
  • Reviewer for Scientific Journal: Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, Plant Breeding, Scientia Horticulturae, Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science
Fields of interest Seed storage proteins: synthesis, variation, use as evolutionary markers, isolation of corresponding genes, phylogenetic aspects Genetic variability of crop plants using biochemical and molecular markers
Research activities
  • 2002-2005 Project "Valorizzazione di Germoplasma Orticolo Italiano, MiUR-MiPAF;
  • 2005-2009 Project "Progetto di Ricerca per Potenziare la Competitivita’ di Orticole in Aree Meridionali, (P.R.O.M.), MiPAF
  • (2013-2015) SaveGrainINPuglia- Recupero, caratterizzazione, salvaguardia e valorizzazione di leguminose e cereali da granella e foraggio in Puglia. Progetti integrati per la biodiversità. PSR Puglia 2007-2013, Misura 214/4 sub-azione a). Funded by: Regione Puglia (2013-2015)
  • (2012-2015) VALBIOLUC - Tutela dfella biodiversità di leguminose tradizionali in ambienti lucani e valorizzazione mediante innovazioni agronomiche , nutraceutiche e di mercato. Progetto di ricerca PSR Regione Basilicata 2007-2’13. Bando misura 124HC
Pubblications LIOI L., GALASSO I., LANAVE C., DAMINATI M.G., BOLLINI R., SPARVOLI F. (2007). Evolutionary analysis of the APA genes in the Phaseolus genus: wild beans as source of lectin-related resistance factors? Theoretical and Applied Genetics 115, 959-970. DOI: 10.1007/s00122-007-0622-1 GALASSO I, Piergiovanni A.R., LIOI L., CAMPION B., BOLLINI R., SPARVOLI F. (2009). Genome organization of Bowman-Birk inhibitor in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). Molecular Breeding 23, 617-624. DOI: 10.1007/s11032-009-9260-4 LIOI L., GALASSO I., DAMINATI M.G., Piergiovanni A.R. (2010). Inhibitory properties and binding loop polymorphism in Bowman-Birk inhibitors from Phaseolus species. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 57, 533-542. DOI: 10.1007/s10722-009-9491-6 LIOI L., SPARVOLI F., SONNANTE G., LAGHETTI G., LUPO F., ZACCARDELLI, M. (2011). Characterization of Italian grasspea (Lathyrus sativus L.) germplasm using agronomic traits, biochemical and molecular markers. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 58: 425-437. DOI: 10.1007/s10722-010-9589-x LIOI L., NUZZI A., CAMPION B., PIERGIOVANNI A.R. (2012). Assessment of genetic variation in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) from Nebrodi mountains (Sicily, Italy). Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 59: 455-464. DOI: 10.1007/s10722-011-9696-3 ZACCARDELLI M., LUPO F., PIERGIOVANNI A.R., LAGHETTI G., SONNANTE G., DAMINATI M.G., SPARVOLI F., LIOI L. (2012). Characterization of Italian lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) germplasm by agronomic traits, biochemical and molecular markers. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 59, 727-738. DOI: 10.1007/s10722-011-9714-5 ZACCARDELLI M., SONNANTE G., LUPO F., PIERGIOVANNI A.R., LAGHETTI G., DAMINATI M.G., SPARVOLI F., LIOI L. (2013). Characterization of Italian chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) germplasm by multidisciplinary approach. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 60, 865-877. ISSN 0925-9864 DOI: 10.1007/s10722-012-9884-9 LIOI L., GALASSO I. (2013). Development of genomic simple sequence repeat markers from an enriched genomic library of grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.). Plant Breeding 132, 649-653 DOI: 10.1111/pbr.12093

LIOI L., PIERGIOVANNI A.R. (2013). European common bean. In: Singh M., Upadhyaya HD, Bisht I.S. eds., Genetic and Genomic Resources of Grain Legume Improvement, pp. 11-40, Elsevier, UK (Insights). ISBN: 978-0-12-397935-3, DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-397935-3.00002-5

PIERGIOVANNI A.R., BISIGNANO V., POLIGNANO GB, LIOI L. (2013). Dark and bright facets of the nutritional value of grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) seeds. In: Satou H, Nakamura R. eds., Legumes: Types, Nutritional composition and Health benefits, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., NY, USA. (pp. 179-192). ISBN: 978-1-62808-280-7. Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies


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