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Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources

National Research Council of Italy

Marina Iovene

Role: Researcher
Section: Researchers and Technologists
Division: Portici
Tel: (39) 0812539026
E-mail: marina.iovene@ibbr.cnr.it


Research Experience

2008-present Researcher at the IBBR-CNR, Bari, Italy

2009-2012 Research Associate, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, Department of Horticulture, laboratory of Prof. Jiming Jiang

2006-2009Research Associate, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, Department of Horticulture, laboratories of Prof. Philipp W. Simon and Prof. Jiming Jiang

2006 Post-doctoral Fellow (3 months), University of Naples-Federico II, Italy, Department of Soil, Plant, Environmental and Animal Production Sciences, laboratory of Prof. Domenico Carputo

2004-2005Visiting Scholar (18 months), University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, Department of Horticulture, laboratory of Prof. P.W. Simon

2001-2005 Research Assistant, University of Naples-Federico II, Italy, Department of Soil, Plant, Environmental and Animal Production Sciences, laboratories of Prof. D. Carputo

Education

2006 Ph.D. in Agricultural Biology - Horticulture and genetic crop improvement, University of Naples-Federico II, Italy

2002 M.S. in Plant Biotechnology, University of Naples-Federico II, Italy

2000 B.S. in Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples-Federico II, Italy

Research Area

Plant molecular cytogenetics; karyotype evolution and structural changes; use of in vitro culture and wild crop relatives for genetic crop improvement.

Selected Publications

  • Iovene M, Zhang T, Lou Q, Buell CR, Jiang J (2013) Copy number variation in potato - an asexually propagated autotetraploid species. The Plant Journal, 75: 80-89.
  • Gong Z, Wu Y, Koblížková A, Torres GA, Wang K, Iovene M, Neumann P, Zhang W, Novák P, Buell CR, Macas J, Jiming J (2012) Repeatless and repeat-based centromeres in potato: implications for centromere evolution. Plant Cell, 24: 3559-3574.
  • Iovene M, Aversano R, Savarese S, Caruso I, Di Matteo A, Cardi T, Frusciante L, Carputo D (2012) Interspecific somatic hybrids between Solanum bulbocastanum and S. tuberosum and their haploidization for potato breeding. Biologia Plantarum, 56: 1-8.
  • The Potato Genome Sequencing Consortium (2011) Genome sequence and analysis of the tuber crop potato. Nature, 475: 189-195.
  • Torres GA, Gong Z, Iovene M, Hirsch C, Buell CR, Bryan GJ, Novák P, Macas J, Jiang J (2011) Organization and evolution of subtelomeric DNA in the potato genome. G3, 1: 85-92.
  • Iovene M, Cavagnaro PF, Senalik D, Buell CR, Jiang J, Simon PW (2011) Comparative FISH mapping of Daucus species (Apiaceae family). Chromosome Research, 19: 493-506.
  • Lou Q, Iovene M, Spooner D, Buell CR, Jiang J (2010) Evolution of chromosome 6 of Solanum species revealed by comparative fluorescence in situ hybridization mapping. Chromosoma, 119: 435-442.
  • Iovene M, Wielgus SM, Simon PW, Buell CR, Jiang J (2008) Chromatin structure and physical mapping of chromosome 6 of potato and comparative analyses with tomato. Genetics, 108: 1307-1317.
  • Iovene M, Grzebelus E, Carputo D, Jiang J, Simon PW (2008) Major cytogenetic landmarks and karyotype analysis in Daucus carota and other Apiaceae. Am J Bot, 95: 793-804.
  • Zhu W, Ouyang S, Iovene M, O’Brien K, Vuong H, Jiang J, Buell RC (2008) Analysis of 90 Mb of the potato genome reveals conservation of gene structures and order with tomato but divergence in repetitive sequence composition. BMC Genomics, 9: 286.
 

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(full list available at CNR People)

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