National Research Council of Italy

Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources

Domenico Pignone

Role: Associated Staff
Section: Associate Members
Division: Bari
Tel: (39) 080-5583400-201
E-mail: domenico.pignone@ibbr.cnr.it


Domenico Pignone - Curriculum vitae et studiorum

Personal information

Born in Rome on June 29, 1952.

Personal address: Via Chiancaro 2/F, Adelfia, Italy

Phone: +39 347 6722535

Business address: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Istituto di Bioscienze e Biorisorse

Via Amendola 165/A - 70126 Bari, Italy

Phone: +39 080 5583400, +39 366 5672611

E-mail: domenico.pignone@cnr.it - domenico.pignone@ibbr.cnr.it

Education

Degree cum laude in Biological Science, University of Rome, Italy, February 17, 1975

Languages

Italian, mother tongue

English, fluent

Spanish, fluent

French, good

Career

Present position: Research Director at Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources

July 2008-October 2013. Director of the Institute of Plant Genetics - CNR, Bari, Italy

April 2012-November 2012. Coordinator of the Organizing Committee for the Biology, Agriculture

and Food Science Department of CNR, Rome, Italy

April 2011-March 2012. Acting Director Agrofood Department of the Italian National Research

Council, Rome, Italy

2001-present. Research Director (equivalent to full professor) of the Italian National Research

Council (CNR)

Domenico Pignone - Curriculum vitae et studiorum 2

1988-2001. Senior researcher at CNR- Germplasm Institute, Bari, Italy

1981-1982. Visiting professor at University of Missouri, Colunbia Mo, USA

1976-1988. Researcher at CNR- Germplasm Institute, Bari, Italy

Professional Associations

Member of SIGA, Italian Society for Agricultural Genetics

Member of EUCARPIA, European Association for Plant Breeding Research

Scientific Evaluator

2008-present. Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution

(Springer)

2006-2007. Regional Editor of the ISFAE Journal.

1999-2002. Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Chromosome Research (Springer).

Referee for the following journals: Chromosome Research, Annals of Botany, Plant Systematics

and Evolution, Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, New Phytologist, Journal of the

American Society of Horticultural Science, Gastronomica.

Evaluation of projects of Regional and National levels.

Scientific and Technical Committees

August 2013- December 2013. Evaluator of research projects PAR FSC 2007-2013 - Technological

District of Molecular Biomedicine of Region Friuli Venezia Giulia, Disciplin sector AGR07-

Agricultural genetics.

September 2012-December 2013. Member of the committee for the set-up of a project of higher

formation for Mediterranean researchers and officers, Agro Food sector, at request of the

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rome, Italy

April 2012-November 2012. Coordinator of the Organizing Committee for the Bio-Agrofood

Science Department of CNR, Rome, Italy

Domenico Pignone - Curriculum vitae et studiorum 3

April 2012-present. Member of the scientific acting committee of the Project BioTTasa -

Technological Transfer and integration of Biotechnologies for Health, Food and Environment,

led by the National Research Council.

February 2012-present. Evaluator of Industrial Research projects for the Ministry of University and

Research (Albo degli Esperti, art. 7, c. 1, DL n. 297/99),

2012-present. Member of the Joint Committee within the Agreement between the Italian National

Research Council and the Province of Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy.

2011-present. Representative of the Italian National Research Council within the National

Observatory of Biodiversity, at Ministry of Environment, Rome, Italy.

2011-2012. Evaluator of Higher Formation projects for the ARTI (Regional Agency for Technology

and Innovation of Puglia), Bari, Italy.

2010-2013. Member of the Joint Committee within the Agreement between the Italian National

Research Council and the Agriculture Department of the Tuscany Region, Florence, Italy

2010-2013. Member of the Joint Committee within the framework of the agreement between the

Italian National Research Council and the Region Puglia

2010-2011. Coordinator of the group “Herbaceous plants” within the frame of the Technical

Workgroup supporting the National Permanent Committee for Agricultural Biodiversity,

Ministry of Agriculture, Rome, Italy

2010. Scientific Expert for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for the extension of a tri-lateral Aid

Program in Agricultural Development to Senegal, partners Senegal, Israel and Italy.

2009-2013. Member of the Joint Committee within the framework of the agreement between the

Italian National Research Council and the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari

(CIHEAM Network).

2009-present. Representative of the Italian National Research Council within the EUCARPIA

scientific society

2009-2012. Curator of the plant germplasm collection of the Institute of Plant Genetics of the CNR

(>65000 accession), Bari, Italy.

2009. Scientific Expert for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for the extension of an Aid Program in

Agriculture to Tunisia.

2006-present. Member of the Consultative Group for Agriculture of the Province of Bari, Bari,

Italy.

2004-2008. Member of the Scientific Committee for the valuation of the local ecotype "Lenticchia

di Villalba", Sicily, Italy.

Domenico Pignone - Curriculum vitae et studiorum 4

2003-2007. Responsible of the Thematic Unit “Genetic Resources” of the Institute of Plant Genetics

- CNR, Bari, Italy.

2001-present. Member of the technical-scientific committee of Region Lazio (Regional Act 15/2000

"Safeguard of autochthonous genetic resources of agricultural interest”), Rome, Italy.

1996-2002. Italian Focal Point of the MEDUSA Network, an EU/DG XII project.

1996-2001. Member of the Scientific Council of the Germplasm Institute - CNR, Bari, Italy.

1996-2000. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Bari Research Area, Bari, Italy.

1994-2002. President Rocket Network (Eruca and Diplotaxis genetic resources), within the frame

of a project of the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI) “Underutilized

Mediterranean Species”.

1992-1996. Member of the Scientific Council of the Germplasm Institute - CNR, Bari, Italy.

Teaching

2014- present. Coordinator of course 2 “Sustainable use of genetic resources to face climate change

in the Mediterranean”, within the Project “DIPLOMAzia”, aimed at higher formation of

seventy young scientists and officers from Mediterranean Countries.

2011-2013. Teacher at PhD course “Plant Genetics and Biotechnology” XXVI cycle, University of

Bari, Bari, Italy

2008-2009. Teacher at course “Sustainable Mediterranean Agriculture”, Agricultural University

“Ta Malta”, Malta

2008-2010. Teacher at PhD course “Plant breeding and pathology of crop plants” XXIII cycle,

University of Bari, Bari, Italy

2005-2007. Teacher at PhD course “Plant breeding and pathology of crop plants” XX cycle,

University of Bari, Bari, Italy

2005. Coordinator and teacher of a course for CNR researchers and technicians at ISAFOM,

Catania unit, on “Management of plant genetic resources”

2002. Dissertation examiner at University of Barcelona, Spain.

2002. Tutor for a training period of a PhD student of the University of Barcelona, Spain.

1997. Course on “Plant Germplasm Collecting”. Agrital Ricerche, Maccarese, Italy

1988-1989. Supplementary course on “The use of cytogenetics for managing genetic resources and

breeding”. University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy

Domenico Pignone - Curriculum vitae et studiorum 5

Principal Research Projects

2014-present. Responsible of a workpackage on “Automated phenotyping in a collection of durum

wheat SSD lines” within the frame of the Flagship Project “Interomics”.

2014-present. Scientific Director of Course 2, “Sustainable use of genetic resources to face climate

change in the Mediterranean”, within the Project “DIPLOMAzia” awarded to CNR by the

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and aimed at Higher Formation of 70 scientists and officers from

Mediterranean Countries.

2014-present. Responsible for the CNR unit of a project for the set-up of a National Inventory of

Plant Genetic Resources within the frame of the program “National Implementation of the

International FAO Treaty on Food and Agriculture”, financed by the Ministry of Agriculture

2014-present. Responsible of the CNR unit within the three-year project “National Implementation

of the International FAO Treaty on Food and Agriculture”, Phase 4, financed by Ministry of

Agriculture, aimed at collection, advanced characterization and management of crop collections

and databases.

2013-present. General Coordinator of the Prize Project (Progetti Premiali 7%) “Biologia dei Sistemi

Produttivi Vegetali” awarded to the AgroFood Department of the National Research Council by

the Ministry of University and Research.

2012-present. Responsible of a workpackage of the project CISIA “Conoscenze Integrate per

Sostenibilità e Innovazione del Made in Italy Agroalimentare”, awarded to the AgroFood

Department of CNR by the Ministry of Economic Development, as part of the wider “Progetto

Mezzogiorno”.

2011-present. Scientific Director of a three-year project awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

“Programma di Appoggio al Programma Nazionale d’Investimenti in Agricoltura (PA-PNIA)”

for supporting agricultural development on Senegal.

Domenico Pignone - Curriculum vitae et studiorum 6

2011-present. Responsible of the CNR unit within the project “National Implementation of the

International FAO Treaty on Food and Agriculture”, Phase 3, financed by Ministry of

Agriculture, aimed at collection, advanced characterization and management of crop collections

and databases.

2010-present. Coordinator of a selection program, in cooperation with private entrepreneurs, to

develop commercial lines of Triticum turanicum.

2009-2011. Coordinator of a project awarded by Region Basilicata “Giovani Eccellenze Lucane”

phase 2, aimed at post doctoral formation through lab work on specific topics relating to

advanced germplasm characterization.

2008-2010. Responsible of the CNR unit within the project “National Implementation of the

International FAO Treaty on Food and Agriculture”, Phase 2, financed by Ministry of

Agriculture, aimed at collection, advanced characterization and management of crop collections

and databases.

2008-2009. Coordinator of a project awarded by GAL Bradanica on characterization and

enhancement of local landraces and agri-food products.

2008-2009. Coordinator of a project awarded by Region Basilicata “Giovani Eccellenze Lucane”,

aimed at post doctoral formation through lab work on specific topics relating to advanced

germplasm characterization.

2005-2009. Responsible of a Unit within the project “SICERME - Integrated system for

Mediterranean cereal culture”, financed by Ministry of Agriculture, aimed at in depth

characterization and breeding of a collection of Triticum turanicum.

2005-2008. Responsible of the CNR unit within the project “National Implementation of the

International FAO Treaty on Food and Agriculture”, financed by Research Council for

Agriculture, Italy, aimed at characterization and management of crop collections.

2004-2006. Responsible of a unit of a project financed by Ministry of University and Research (DM

1105/02) on “Plant genetic resources as source of chemical of interest for human health”,

aimed at the characterization of plant chemicals of potential interest to human health and their

genetic control.

Domenico Pignone - Curriculum vitae et studiorum 7

2003-2007. Coordinator of a project on preservation local crop landraces of the Salento Province,

financed by the Province of Lecce.

2003-2004. Coordinator of a bilateral project CNR-CSIC on evolution of artichoke and allied

species.

2002-2003. Coordinator of a project financed by local communities of the Aniene Valley for the

characterization and valuation of local bean germplasm.

2000-2006. Responsible of an unit within a project financed by MURST (Cluster C03) "Study of

genes of biomedical and agrofood interest", aimed at the identification of plant genes producing

bioactive proteins.

1998-2001. Responsible of the Italian unit of the Medusa Network, a EU-DG XII funded project,

aimed at the implementation of a database on wild plants used by man and their modes of

utilization.

1994-2002. General coordination the Rocket Network (Eruca and Diplotaxis genetic resources),

specifically of the activities relating to networking existing germplasm collections and

databases.

1989-1995. Responsible of an unit within the frame of the international project "Joint

Biotechnology Cowpea Programme" financed by the International Institute of Tropical

Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria, a CGIAR Network Institution, partners University of Napes,

Purdue University, University of Durham, Ibadan University, and IITA.

Synthetic scientific activity

Plant Genetic Resources:

- coordination of plant germplasm collecting missions in Italy (all southern Italian regions

including islands) and abroad (Albania, Greece, Crete, Malta) since 1985; collecting

missions are essential to enlarge the existing collections and sources of useful genes, and to

trace crop movements in historical times within the Mediterranean;

- studies on local germplasm of crop species and on ethno botany in islands of linguistic

minorities in Italy (Albanian-speaking, Greek-speaking, German-speaking, etc.); these

Domenico Pignone - Curriculum vitae et studiorum 8

multidisciplinary studies are essential to understand the human and plant migration through

the two sides of the Adriatic sea and the Alps, mostly occurred during the late Middle Age;

- evaluation of plant collections and their genetic diversity through multidisciplinary

approach, aimed at the characterization, protection and valuation of specific segments of the

plant germplasm collections, mostly wheat, legumes and some horticultural crops;

- studies on the evolution and domestication of cultivated plants, by means of integrated

multidisciplinary approach, including genetics, genomics and historical records; a specific

attention has been devoted to the evolution/domestication of lentil, a staple food since the

origin of agriculture, and artichoke, a plant domesticated in Italy in Roman times;

- management of the seed collections held in a plant germplasm bank allocated at the Institute

of Plant Genetics in Bari (> 65000 samples); this activity has allowed the rationalization of

the fourth germplasm collection established worldwide in 1970, and the adhesion to the

multilateral system of the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources;

- development of advanced conservation techniques (ultra-dry, DNA banking) for specific

segments of the plant germplasm stored.

Genetics/Molecular biology:

- use of molecular markers (SSRs, AFLPs, SNPs, molecular cytogenetics, etc.) for studying

genetic diversity in and among plant populations, of both cultivated species and wild

relatives, aimed at the identification of the genetic structure of plant populations, genetic

relationships among samples within species, relationships among allied species;

- identification and characterization at the structural and functional levels of genes coding for

specific proteins (trypsin inhibitors, Bowman-Birk protease inhibitors) of potential medical

use, and of genes involved in metabolic chains (Phenyl-Ammonia-Lyase, Glutamine

synthetase, etc.);

- analysis of gene expression at different growth stages and organs of the plant and under

stress conditions (cold, salt, injuries) in order to identify the genes differentially expressed at

each stage and/or discriminate the role of single genes/alleles in relation to the others;

- identification by approaches of next generation sequencing and bioinformatics applications

of mi-RNAs in artichoke; analysis of the conserved mi-RNA and discovery of new ones by

means of an ad hoc bioinformatics pipeline aimed at recognizing potential new mi-RNA,

their conformation and structure in silico, and their validation in laboratory experiments;

- molecular cytogenetics (FISH, GISH) and its use in analyzing chromosome evolution

among allied species (Dasypyrum, Vigna, Cicer, ecc.), hybrids meiosis (Triticum,

Dasypyrum) and in selection of backcrosses and recombinant lines of a cross Triticum

turgidum x Aegilops umbellulata and other recombinant lines of T. durum;

- development of an integrated genetic map of artichoke based on an F1 progeny of a cross

cultivated artichoke x wild cardoon using EST-derived SSRs, genomic SSRs, AFLPs, ten

genes, and two morphological traits;

Pre-Breeding and selection:

- production through wide hybridization of a series of hybrids and amphyploids Triticum x

wild relative (Aegilops, Dasyspyrum) in order to study the patterns of meiotic pairing in

Domenico Pignone - Curriculum vitae et studiorum 9

hybrids, also through the application of mathematical models, and the meiotic stability of

amphyploids;

- some of the hybrids/amphyploids were used to attempt gene transfer from the wild relatives

to the wheat crop, by selecting back-cross generation using FISH and GISH molecular

cytogenetics tools, leading to the development of introgression lines in wheat incorporating

resistance genes from Aegilops species;

- use of molecular tools for identifying in a population of a Capsicum annuum landraces

(Peperone di Senise POD) the farmers lots close to the original genetic nucleus of the

landrace, endangered by the allogamic reproductive behavior of this crop; selection of best

performing genotypes and their reproduction under isolation;

- registration as “conservation varieties” in the conservation varieties list of the Lazio Region

of four historical common bean landraces of the Lazio region, Aniene river valley;

- selection through a collection of genotypes of Triticum turanicum to develop through

conservative selection three lines potentially adapted to hilly regions of Central Italy under

organic agriculture. These varieties possess enhanced characteristics as compared to

commercial varieties of this crop, e.g. the renown Kamut;

- development of a collection of some 500 genotypes of Triticum durum representative of the

whole area of diversification of the crop, obtained by single seed descent. This collection is

aimed at being utilized as a bio-platform for discovering and mapping markers (SNPs,

SSRs, etc.), quantitative trait loci, and can constitute a reference set for the Italian Durum

Wheat Initiative. It has been genotyped using a chip containing some 90.000 SNPs.

Publications

The applicant is author of 120 papers mostly on ISI International journal, more than 100

communications to scientific congresses, some 40 of which in printed proceedings, and 10 books

and/or book chapters. A book (Springer) is in its final preparation and will appear in early 2014..

Selected Recent Publications (2001-2014)

Galasso I, Schmidt T, Pignone D (2001) - Identification of Lens culinaris ssp. culinaris

chromosomes by physical mapping of repetitive DNA sequences - Chrom. Research, 9: 199-209

Sonnante G, Pignone D, (2001) - Assessment of genetic variation in a collection of lentil using

molecular tools - Euphytica, 120: 301-307.

Pignone D, Gladis T, Hammer K (2001) - The influence of changing socio-economic factors on

crop germoplasm conservation - a case of study - Schriften zu Genetischen Ressourcen 16: 70-78

D’Emerico S, Cozzolino S, Pellegrino G, Pignone D, Scrugli A (2002) - Karyotype structure,

supernumerary chromosomes and heterochromatin distribution suggest a pathway of karyotype

evolution in Dactylorhiza (Orchidaceae) - Bot. J. Linnean Soc. 138: 85-91

Domenico Pignone - Curriculum vitae et studiorum 10

Blanco A, Cenci A, Simeone R, Gadaleta A, Pignone D, Galasso I (2002) - The cytogenetics and

molecular characteristics of a translocated chromosome 1AS.1AL-1DL with the GLU-D1 locus in

durum wheat. - Cell. Mol. Biol. Letters, 7: 559-567

Sonnante G, Galasso I, Pignone D (2003) - ITS Sequence Analysis and Phylogenetic Inference in

the Genus Lens Mill. - Annals of Botany 91: 49-54

Piergiovanni AR, Pignone D (2003) - Effect of year-to-year variation and genotype on trypsin

inhibitor level in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) seeds - J. Sci. Food Agric., 83: 473-476

Sonnante G, De Paolis A, Pignone D (2003) - Relationships among artichoke cultivars and some

related wild taxa based on AFLP markers - Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and

Utilization, 1: 125-133

Pignone D, Sonnante G (2004) - Wild artichokes of south Italy: did the story begin here? - Gen.

Res. Crop Evol., 51: 577-580

D’Emerico S, Pignone D, Bartolo G, Pulvirenti S, Terrasi C, Stuto S, Scrugli A (2005) -

Karyomorphology, heterochromatin patterns and evolution in the genus Ophrys (Orchidaceae) -

Bot. J. Linnean Soc., 148: 87-99

Sonnante G, De Paolis A, Pignone D (2005) - Bowman-birk inhibitors in Lens: identification and

characterization of two paralogous gene classes in cultivated lentil and wild relatives - Theor.

Appl. Genet., 110: 596-604.

Lioi L, Piergiovanni AR, Pignone D, Puglisi S, Santantonio M, Sonnante G (2005) - Genetic

diversity of some surviving on-farm Italian common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) landraces - Plant

Breed., 124: 576-581.

Piergiovanni AR, Taranto G, Losavio FP, Pignone D (2006) - Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris

L.) landraces from Abruzzo and Lazio regions (Central Italy). Genet. Res. Crop Evol., 53: 313-

322.

Sonnante G, Carluccio AV, Vilatersana R, Pignone D (2007) - On the origin of artichoke and

cardoon from the Cynara gene pool as revealed by rDNA sequence variation. Genet. Res. Crop

Evol. 54:483-495.

Sonnante G, Pignone D (2007) The major Italian landraces of lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.): their

molecular diversity and possible origin. Genet. Res. Crop Evol. 54: 1023-1031

Sonnante G, Pignone D, Hammer K (2007) The domestication of artichoke and cardoon: from

Roman times to genomics age. Annals of Botany 100: 1095-1100.

De Paolis A, Pignone D, Morgese A, Sonnante G (2008) Characterization and differential

expression analysis of artichoke phenylalanine ammonia-lyase coding sequences. Physiologia

Plantarum, 132: 33-43.

Sonnante G, Carluccio AV, De Paolis A, Pignone D (2008) Identification of artichoke SSR

markers: molecular variation and patterns of diversity in genetically cohesive taxa and wild allies.

Genet. Res. Crop Evol., 55: 1029-1046.

Domenico Pignone - Curriculum vitae et studiorum 11

Laghetti G, Piergiovanni AR, Sonnante G, Lioi L, Pignone D (2008) The Italian lentil genetic

resources: a worthy basic tool for breeders. Europ. J. Plant Sci. Biotech. 2: 48-59 (Invited review).

Volpicella M, De Leo F, Sciancalepore M, Sonnante G, Pignone D, Gallerani R, Ceci LR (2009)

Identification and characterization of protease inhibitors in Diplotaxis species. Plant physiology

and biochemistry: PPB / Société française de physiologie végétale, 47:175-80.

Sonnante G, Hammer K, Pignone D (2009) From the cradle of agriculture a handful of lentils:

history of domestication. Rendiconti Lincei 20: 21-37. (Invited review)

Laghetti G, Fiorentino G, Hammer K, Pignone D (2009) On the trail of last autochthonous Italian

einkorn (Triticum monococcum L.) and emmer (Triticum dicoccon Schrank) populations: a mission

impossible? Genet. Res. Crop Evol. 56: 1163-1170.

Pignone D (2009) Men and plants: a history inscribed in words, drawings and DNA. JARTS,

Supplement 92: 73-85 (Invited review)

Caccialupi P, Ceci LR, Siciliano RA, Pignone D, Clemente A, Sonnante G (2010). Bowman-Birk

inhibitors in lentil: Heterologous expression, functional characterisation and anti-proliferative

properties in human colon cancer cells. Food Chemistry 120: 1058-1066

Pignone D, Laghetti G (2010). On sweet acorn (Quercus spp.) cake tradition in Italian cultural and

ethnic islands. Genet Res Crop Evol 57:1261-1266

Laghetti G, Pignone D, De Lisi A, Cifarelli S, Faslia N, Hammer K (2011). Collecting crop genetic

resources in Italian towns of Albanian origin across the Molise, Calabria and Sicily regions. Genet

Res Crop Evol 58: 139-152

Sonnante G, Gatto A, Morgese A, Montemurro F, Sarli G, Blanco E, Pignone D (2011) Genetic

map of artichoke × wild cardoon: toward a consensus map for Cynara cardunculus. Theor. Appl.

Genet. 123: 1215-1229

De Paola D, Cattonaro F, Pignone D, Sonnante G (2012) The miRNAome of globe artichoke:

conserved and novel micro RNAs and target analysis. BMC Genomics 13: 41

Catalano D, Pignone D, Sonnante G, Finetti-Sialer MM (2012) In-silico and in-vivo analyses of

EST databases unveil conserved miRNAs from Carthamus tinctorius and Cynara cardunculus.

BMC Bioinformatics 13: S12

Laghetti G, Ghiglione G, Miceli F, Cifarelli S, Pignone D, Hammer K (2012) Collecting crop

genetic resources in two Italian linguistic (Occitan and Ladin) islands and West Liguria with

historical and ethnobotanical notes. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation 4:

54-70

Pontieri P, De Vita P, Boffa A, Tuinstra MR, Bean SR, Krishnamoorthy G, Miller C, Roemer E,

Alifano P, Pignone D, Massardo DR, Del Giudice L (2012) Yield and morpho-agronomical

evaluation of food-grade white sorghum hybrids grown in Southern Italy. Journal of plant

interactions 7: 341-347

Domenico Pignone - Curriculum vitae et studiorum 12

Laghetti G, Ghiglione G, De Lisi A, Maruca G, Losavio F, Pignone D (2013) Survey for The

Conservation of Agrobiodiversity in Three Italian Linguistic (Occitan, Croatian and Franco-

Provençal) Islands. Journal of biology and life science 4: 80-114

Pontieri P, Mamone G, De Caro S, Tuinstra MR, Roemer E, Okot J, De Vita P, Ficco DBM,

Alifano P, Pignone D, Massardo DR, Del Giudice L (2013) Sorghum, a Healthy and Gluten-free

Food for Celiac Patients As Demonstrated by Genome, Biochemical, and Immunochemical

Analyses. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry 61: 2565- 2571

Hammer, K., Gladis, T., Laghetti, G., & Pignone, D. (2013). The wild and the grown-remarks on

Brassica. International Journal of AgriScience, 3(6), 453-480.

Maruca G, Laghetti G, Losavio F, PignoneD, Hammer K (2013) Historical and Traditional Notes on

Collecting Crop Genetic Resources in Central Part of Calabria Region. Journal of Environmental

Science and Engineering B 2: 117-126

Colecchia SA, Basso B, Cammarano D, Gallo A, Mastrangelo AM, Pontieri P, Del Giudice L,

Pignone D, De Vita P (2013) On the relationship between N management and grain protein content

in six durum wheat cultivars in Mediterranean environment. Journal of Plant Interactions 8: 271-

279

Hammer K, Gladis Th, Laghetti G, Pignone D. (2013) Cichorium intybus L. as a root vegetable in

Italy and remarks on the infraspecific classification of the cultivated races of this species.

International Journal of AgriScience 3: 927-938

De Paola D, Cattonaro F, Finetti Sialer MM, Catalano D, Fracchiolla A, Morgese A, Pignone D,

Sonnante G (2013) MicroRNAs in the Globe Artichoke: Detection and Analysis. In: Pagnotta MA,

Proc. 8th IS on Artichoke, Cardoon and Their Wild Relatives. Acta Hort. 983: 187-192.

BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS

Sonnante G, Pignone D (2008)- Using crop wild relatives as sources of useful genes. In: Maxted N,

Ford-Lloyd BV, Kell SP, Iriondo JM, Dullo ME, Turok K (eds) Crop Wild Relative Conservation

and Use. CABI, Oxford, UK, pp. 566-576

Pignone D, Sonnante G (2009) Origine ed evoluzione. In: AA.VV., Il carciofo e il cardo. Coord.

Calabrese N. Collana Coltura e Cultura, Bayer CropScience. Ed. Script, Bologna, 2-11

Pignone D, Martínez-Laborde JB (2011) Diplotaxis. In: Kole C (Ed.) Wild Crop Relatives:

Genomic and Breeding Resources, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2011, pp. 137-147.

Pignone D, Gómez-Campo C (2011) Eruca. In: Kole C (Ed.) Wild Crop Relatives: Genomic and

Breeding Resources, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2011, pp. 149-160.

Grandillo S, Chetelat R, Knapp S, Spooner D, Peralta I, Cammareri M, Perez O, Termolino P,

Tripodi P, Chiusano ML, Ercolano MR, Frusciante L, Monti L, Pignone D (2011) Solanum sect.

Domenico Pignone - Curriculum vitae et studiorum 13

Lycopersicon. In: Kole C (Ed.) Wild Crop Relatives: Genomic and Breeding Resources, Vol 5 -

Vegetables, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2011, pp. 129-215.

Hammer K., Laghetti G., Pignone D. (2011) Linguistic Islands and Plant Genetic Resources -

The Case of the Arbëreshë. ARACNE, Rome. pp. 330

Hammer K., Laghetti G., and Pignone D. (2011) Checklist and short history of South Italian

cultivated plants. In: Hammer K., Laghetti G., Pignone D. (Eds.) Linguistic Islands and Plant

Genetic Resources - The Case of the Arbëreshë. ARACNE, Rome. pp. 101-124

Hammer K., Laghetti G.,Pignone D. (2011) The meeting of two cultures and their agricultures. In:

Hammer K., Laghetti G., Pignone D. (Eds.) Linguistic Islands and Plant Genetic Resources -

The Case of the Arbëreshë. ARACNE, Rome. pp. 253-272

Pignone D., Sonnante G., Faslia N. (2011) Conclusions and considerations for the future. In:

Hammer K., Laghetti G., Pignone D. (Eds.) Linguistic Islands and Plant Genetic Resources -

The Case of the Arbëreshë. ARACNE, Rome. pp. 273-292

Laratta B, De Masi L, Sarli G, Pignone D (2013) Hot peppers for happiness and wellness: a rich

source of healthy and biologically active compounds. In: Lanteri S and Rotino GL (Eds)

Breackthrough in the Genetics and Breding of Capsicum and Eggplant. COE-DISAFA,

Torino, Italy, 233-240

Pignone, D., & Hammer, K. (2013). Conservation, Evaluation, and Utilization of Biodiversity. In

Kole C.: Genomics and Breeding for Climate-Resilient Crops (pp. 9-26). Springer Berlin

Heidelberg.

 

Selected Publications
(full list available at CNR People)

Page Contents

Related Contents

Other Personal Pages