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Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources

National Research Council of Italy

Venturino Bisignano

Role: Technologist
Section: Researchers and Technologists
Division: Bari
Tel: (39) 0805583400-237
E-mail: venturino.bisignano@ibbr.cnr.it


Personal Information Date of Birth: 07 November 1952, Cirigliano (MT), Italy

11.12.1981. Degree in Biological Science (110/110 e lode) at University of Bari (Italy)

1983-84. Research fellowship of the “Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei” at Plant Breeding Institute, University of Bari (Italy).

01 April 1986.. Researcher of the Italian National Research Council (CNR).

Memberships:
Italian Society of Agricultural Genetics (SIGA);

Present Position Technologist at Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources (IBBR-CNR)
Work Experiences 1981-82. Technical Collaborator at Byk Gulden Italia Company (Milano) for Radio Immuno Assay (RIA) diagnostics and Nuclear Medicine

Tutorial
and
Teaching Activities 1990-94. Training activity on “In vitro culture techniques of higher plants” to undergraduate students at Plant Genetics Institute of Bari University.

1998. Tutorial activity at Germplasm Institute of Bari for the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI-FAO) on:
• “Exstraction and separation of isozymes in Vicia faba and Lathyrus”,
• “training in techniques to identify the genetic diversity”
Fields of interest Plant Genetic Resources
Research Activities
and
Projects Characterization, evaluation, valorization and management of grain legumes (Vicia faba L., Lathyrus sativus L.) and vegetable crops (Solanum melongena) Genetic Resources using morpho-agronomical, biochemical (storage proteins, isozymes, antinutritional factors), markers.
1989-93. Responsible of the Research Project “In vitro culture in Cynara scolimus”

1994-98. Collaborator in the Project “Genetic diversity in Vicia fabaand other grain legumes”

1994-1999. Collaborator of the Operative Unit in the CNR Biodiversity Strategic Project “Conservation, characterization and valorization of underutilized or neglected plant species collections”

2000-04 Collaborator in Bari Operative Unit of the “EGGNET” Research European Project (AGRI GEN RES CT99-113 - Management, conservation and valorization of Genetic Resources of Eggplants: Solanum spp.).

2006-08. Collaborator in the Project “Management and valorization of Plant Genetic Resources by innovative tecniques” (AG. P02.005)

2012-2014. Collaborator in the Apulia PSR Project “Recupero, caratterizzazione, salvaguardia e valorizzazione di leguminose, cereali da granella e foraggio in Puglia - SaVeGraINPuglia - Reg. CE n. 1698/2005 Programma di Sviluppo Rurale per la Puglia 2007/2013; Misura 214 - azione 4 sub azione a), Progetti integrati per la Biodiversità“.

More Significant Pubblications
• “Dark and bright facets of the nutritional value of grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) seeds”, 2013. Piergiovanni A.R., Bisignano V., Polignano G.B., Lioi L., - in Legumes: Types, Nutritional Composition and Health Benefits, Nova Science Publishers, New York (USA);
• “Characterization of olive germplasm by chemical oil components and morphological descriptors in Basilicata region (Italy)”, 2012. Alba V., Bisignano V., Rotundo A., Polignano G.B., Alba E.; Plant Genetic Resources. Vol. 10 (2): 145-151;
• “Effects of cryopreservation on germinability of olive (Olea europaea L.) pollen”, 2011. Alba V, Bisignano V., Alba E., De Stradis A., Polignano G.B.; Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 58: 977-982. DOI 10.1007/s 10722-011-9736-z;
• “Similarity patterns and stability of environmental response in sunflower hybrids”, 2010. Alba V., Polignano G.B., Montemurro C., Sabetta W., Bisignano V., Turi M., Ravaglia S., Troccoli A., Colecchia S.A., Alba E. and Blanco A.; International Journal of Agronomy, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, Vol. 2010, Article ID 637928, 9 pages. DOI 10.1155/2010/637928;
• “Genetic diversity and characterization of African eggplant germplasm collection”, 2010. Sunseri F., Polignano G.B., Alba V., C. Lotti C., Bisignano V., Mennella G., D’Alessandro A., Bacchi M., Riccardi P., Fiore M. C., Ricciardi L.; African Journal of Plant Science, Vol. 4 (5), May 2010, available online at http://www.academicjournals.org/AJPS, ISSN 1996-0824 © 2009 Academic Journals;
• “Genetic divergence analysis in eggplant (Solanum melongena) and allied species”, 2010. Polignano G.B., Uggenti P., Bisignano V., Della Gatta C.; Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution (2010) 57: 171-181; DOI 10.1007/s10722-009-9459-6;
• “Genotype x Environment Interaction in grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) Lines”, 2009. Polignano G. B., Bisignano V., Tomaselli V., Uggenti P. Della Gatta C.; International Journal of Agronomy, Hindawi Publishing Corporation. Vol. 2009, Article ID 898396, 7 pages;
• “Morpho-agronomic diversity in grasspea (Lathyrus sativus L.)”, 2005. Polignano G.B., Uggenti P., Alba V., Bisignano V., Della Gatta C.; Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization, 3 (01): 29-34;
• “Characterization of grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) entries using agronomically useful traits”, 2005. Polignano G. B., Uggenti P., Olita G., Bisignano V., Alba V. e Perrino P.; Lathyrus & Lathyrism Newsletter, 4: 10-14;
• “Characterization of Italian and Exotic Lathyrus germplasm for quality traits.”, 2003. Granati E., Bisignano V., Chiaretti D., Crinò P., Polignano G. B.; Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 50: 273-280;
• “Patterns of variation in Lathyrus sativus and some related species”, 2003. Polignano G.B., Uggenti P., Bisignano V., Alba E.; Agricoltura Mediterranea, vol. 133: 81-88;
• “Variation for protein content and seed weight in grass pea (Lathyrus spp.) germplasm”, 2002. V. Bisignano, C. Della Gatta, G. B. Polignano; Plant Genetic Newsletter, n. 132: 30-34;
• ”Enzyme polymorphism in faba bean (Vicia faba L. minor) accessions. Genetic interpretation and value for classification.”, 1998. Polignano G.B., Quintano G., Bisignano V., Uggenti P., Della Gatta C., Alba E.; Euphytica 102: 169-176;
• “Effects of polysaccharides from Botryotinia Fuckelliana (Botrytis cinerea) on in vitro culture of table and wine grapes (Vitis vinifera)”, 1995. Fanizza G., Bisignano V., Pollastro S., Miazzi M., Faretra F.; Vitis, 34 (1): 41-44;
• “Osservazioni preliminari sulla risposta in vitro a stress salino da NaCl in Vitis”, 1995. Bisignano V., Fanizza G., Italus Hortus, vol. 2 (n.3): 3-7;
• “Cytology and morphology of the Triticum durum Desf. x Aegilops caudata L. hybrid”, 1984. A. Blanco, V. Bisignano; Genetica Agraria - Atti Convegno S.I.G.A.

 

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