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zingone adrianaResearch Director
Integrative Marine Ecology Department

Tel. +39 081 5833295
Fax: +39 081 7641355
e-mail adriana.zingone(at)szn.it
Skype: adrizin

Curriculum Vitae

Research interests

Microalgal biodiversity plays a fundamental role in determining the productivity and shaping the trophic web in the marine environment. Knowledge in this field constitutes a powerful tool for environmental management, providing essential information for human well-being and sustainable exploitation of marine resources. My main interest is the distribution of marine microalgae, including the endogenous and exogenous factors driving their dynamics. Ongoing researches specifically address: i) temporal and spatial patterns of marine microalgae and their relationships with environmental variables; ii) mechanisms underlying species seasonality through functional studies on diatom species (e.g., Leptocylindraceae); iii) ecology of harmful species (e.g., Pseudo-nitzschia, Ostreopsis), and possible impacts of their blooms on human health and marine life. Both classic methods (microscopy and physiological experiments) and advanced molecular and omic approaches (clone libraries, AFLP, metaDNA barcoding and transcriptomics) are used in collaboration with colleagues at SZN and in other laboratories worldwide.
Research primarily builds on long-term observations conducted since 1984 at the station LTER-MareChiara (szn.macisteweb.com) and in other sites of the Gulf of Naples. Within MIUR-RITMARE project, we are making progress towards a Marine Observatory in the Gulf of Naples by increasing the quality and availability of the data, integrating the local observations in a wider spatial context, and laying the foundations for a Marine Genomic Observatory. Local studies are complemented by those conducted at a wider scale through the participation to EU projects (BioMArks, MicroB3), world ocean cruises (Tara Oceans) and synchronous world-wide sampling (Ocean Sampling Day, OSD).

Selected Publications

Tragin, M., Zingone, A. and Vaulot, D. (2018) Comparison of coastal phytoplankton composition estimated from the V4 and V9 regions of 18S rRNA gene with a focus on photosynthetic groups and especially Chlorophyta. Environmental Microbiology, 20, 506-520.

Vincent, F. J., Colin, S., Romac, S., Scalco, E., Bittner, L., Garcia, Y., Lopes, R. M., Dolan, J., Zingone, A., De Vargas, C. and Bowler, C. (2018) The epibiotic life of the cosmopolitan diatom Fragilariopsis doliolus on heterotrophic ciliates in the open ocean. ISME Journal, in press

Nanjappa, D., Sanges, R., Ferrante, M. I. and Zingone, A. (2017) Diatom flagellar genes and their expression during sexual reproduction in Leptocylindrus danicus. Bmc Genomics, 18, 813.

Piredda, R., Tomasino, M., D'Erchia, A., Manzari, C., Pesole, G., Montresor, M., Kooistra, W., Sarno, D. and Zingone, A. (2017) Diversity and temporal patterns of planktonic protist assemblages at a Mediterranean Long Term Ecological Research site. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 93, fiw200.

Migliaccio, O., Castellano, I., Di Cioccio, D., Tedeschi, G., Negri, A., Cirino, P., Romano, G., Zingone, A. and Palumbo, A. (2016) Subtle reproductive impairment through nitric oxide-mediated mechanisms in sea urchins from an area affected by harmful algal blooms. Scientific Reports, 6, 26086.

Malviya, S., Scalco, E., Audic, S., Veluchamy, A., Bittner, L., Vincent, F., Poulain, J., Wincker, P., Iudicone, D., De Vargas, C., Zingone, A. and Bowler, C. (2016) Insights into global diatom distribution and diversity in the world’s ocean. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. , 113: E1516-E1525.

Villar, E., G. K. Farrant, M. Follows, L. Garczarek, S. Speich, S. Audic, L. Bittner, B. Blanke, J. R. Brum, C. Brunet, R. Casotti, A. Chase, J. R. Dolan, F. d’Ortenzio, J.-P. Gattuso, N. Grima, L. Guidi, C. N. Hill, O. Jahn, J.-L. Jamet, H. Le Goff, C. Lepoivre, S. Malviya, E. Pelletier, J.-B. Romagnan, S. Roux, S. Santini, E. Scalco, S. M. Schwenck, A. Tanaka, P. Testor, T. Vannier, F. Vincent, A. Zingone, C. Dimier, M. Picheral, S. Searson, S. Kandels-Lewis, T. O. Coordinators, S. G. Acinas, P. Bork, E. Boss, C. de Vargas, G. Gorsky, H. Ogata, S. Pesant, M. B. Sullivan, S. Sunagawa, P. Wincker, E. Karsenti, C. Bowler, F. Not, P. Hingamp & D. Iudicone (2015). Environmental characteristics of Agulhas rings affect interocean plankton transport. Science 348.

Ruggiero, M. V., D. Sarno, L. Barra, W. H. C. F. Kooistra, M. Montresor & A. Zingone (2015). Diversity and temporal pattern of Pseudo-nitzschia species (Bacillariophyceae) through the molecular lens. Harmful Algae 42:15-24.

de Vargas, C., S. Audic, N. Henry, J. Decelle, F. Mahé, R. Logares, E. Lara, C. Berney, N. Le Bescot, I. Probert, M. Carmichael, J. Poulain, S. Romac, S. Colin, J.-M. Aury, L. Bittner, S. Chaffron, M. Dunthorn, S. Engelen, O. Flegontova, L. Guidi, A. Horák, O. Jaillon, G. Lima-Mendez, J. Lukeš, S. Malviya, R. Morard, M. Mulot, E. Scalco, R. Siano, F. Vincent, A. Zingone, C. Dimier, M. Picheral, S. Searson, S. Kandels-Lewis, T. O. Coordinators, S. G. Acinas, P. Bork, C. Bowler, G. Gorsky, N. Grimsley, P. Hingamp, D. Iudicone, F. Not, H. Ogata, S. Pesant, J. Raes, M. E. Sieracki, S. Speich, L. Stemmann, S. Sunagawa, J. Weissenbach, P. Wincker & E. Karsenti (2015). Eukaryotic plankton diversity in the sunlit ocean. Science 348.

Logares, R., Audic, S., Bass, D., Bittner, L., Boutte, C., Christen, R., Claverie, J.-M., Decelle, J., Dolan, J. R., Dunthorn, M., Edvardsen, B., Gobet, A., Kooistra, W. C. H. F., Mahé, F., Not, F., Ogata, H., Pawlowski, J., Pernice, M. C., Romac, S., Shalchian-Tabrizi, K., Simon, N., Stoeck, T., Santini, S., Siano, R., Wincker, P., Zingone, A., Richards, T. A., de Vargas, C. & Massana, R. (2014). Patterns of rare and abundant marine microbial eukaryotes. Current Biology 24, 813-821.

Smetacek, V. & Zingone, A. (2013). Green and golden seaweed tides on the rise. Nature 504, 84-88.

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