Ambrosino L, Vassalli QA, D’Agostino Y, Esposito R, Cetrangolo V, Caputi L, Amoroso A, Aniello F, D’Aniello S, Chatzigeorgiou M, Chiusano ML, Locascio A (2019) Functional conserved non-coding elements among tunicates and chordates. Developmental Biology 448: 101-110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ydbio.2018.12.012

Arcangeli A, Maffucci F, Atzori F, Azzolin M, Campana I, Carosso L, Crosti R, Frau F, David L, Di-Méglio N, Roul M, Gregorietti M, Mazzucato V, Pellegrino G, Giacoletti A, Paraboschi M, Zampollo A, de Lucia GA, Hochscheid S (2019) Turtles on the trash track: loggerhead turtles exposed to floating plastic in the Mediterranean Sea. Endangered Species Research 40: 107-121. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3354/esr00980

Escalera L, Mangoni O, Bolinesi F, Saggiomo M (201) Austral Summer Bloom of Loricate Choanoflagellates in the Central Ross Sea Polynya. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 0, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1111/jeu.12720

Hochscheid S., M. Aksissou, T. Arapis, M. Benabdi, L. Boura, A. Broderick, L. Cardona, C. Carreras, F. Claro, A. Demetropoulos, W. J. Fuller, I. Jribi, Y. Kaska, Y. Levy, F. Maffucci, D. Margaritoulis, C. Mifsud, A. Panagopoulou, J. Sacchi, J. Tomás, O. Türkozan, A. Rees (2019) Sea Turtles of the Mediterranean Sea. State of the World’s Sea Turtles SWOT Report XIV

Iacomino G, Russo P, Marena P, Lauria F, Venezia A, Ahrens W, De Henauw S, De Luca P, Foraita R, Günther K, Lissner L, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Siani A (2019) Circulating microRNAs are associated with early childhood obesity: results of the I.Family Study. Genes & Nutrition 14: 2. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12263-018-0622-6

Izzo L, Matrella S, Mella M, Benvenuto G, Vigliotta G (2019) Escherichia coli as a Model for the Description of the Antimicrobial Mechanism of a Cationic Polymer Surface: Cellular Target and Bacterial Contrast Response. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 11: 15332-15343. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b02903

Limatola N, Vasilev F, Chun JT, Santella L (2019) Altered actin cytoskeleton in ageing eggs of starfish affects fertilization process. Experimental Cell Research 381: 179-190. 

Pelusi A, Santelia ME, Benevenuto G, Godhe A, Montresor M (2019) The diatom Chaetoceros socialis: spore formation and preservation. European Journal of Phycology: 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1080/09670262.2019.1632935

Riquet, F. , Liautard‐Haag, C. , Woodall, L. , Bouza, C. , Louisy, P. , Hamer, B. , Otero‐Ferrer, F. , Aublanc, P. , Béduneau, V. , Briard, O. , El Ayari, T. , Hochscheid, S. , Belkhir, K. , Arnaud‐Haond, S. , Gagnaire, P. and Bierne, N. (2019). Parallel pattern of differentiation at a genomic island shared between clinal and mosaic hybrid zones in a complex of cryptic seahorse lineages. Evolution, 73: 817-835. https://doi.org/10.24072/pci.evolbiol.100056

Rivaro P, Ardini F, Grotti M, Aulicino G, Cotroneo Y, Fusco G, Mangoni O, Bolinesi F, Saggiomo M, Celussi M (2019) Mesoscale variability related to iron speciation in a coastal Ross Sea area (Antarctica) during summer 2014. Chemistry and Ecology 35: 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1080/02757540.2018.1531987

SABIA, L., COSTANZO, A., D’ALCALÀ, M., SAGGIOMO, V., ZINGONE, A., & MARGIOTTA, F. (2019). Assessing the quality of biogeochemical coastal data: a step-wise procedure. Mediterranean Marine Science, 20(1), 56-73. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.12681/mms.15935

Vasilev F, Limatola N, Chun JT, Santella L. (2019) Contributions of suboolemmal acidic vesicles and microvilli to the intracellular Ca2+ increase in the sea urchin eggs at fertilization. Int J Biol Sci, 15(4):757-775. doi:10.7150/ijbs.28461 

Vingiani GM, De Luca P, Ianora A, Dobson AD, Lauritano C. (2019) Microalgal Enzymes with Biotechnological Applications. Marine Drugs. 17(8):459. https://doi.org/10.3390/md17080459


Carreras C, Pascual M, Tomas J, Marco A, Hochscheid S, Castillo JJ, Gozalbes P, Parga M, Piovano S, Cardona L (2018) Sporadic nesting reveals long distance colonisation in the philopatric loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta). Scientific Reports 8, 1435.

Casale P., A. C. Broderick, J. A. Camiñas, L. Cardona, C. Carreras, A. Demetropoulos, W. J. Fuller, B. J. Godley, S. Hochscheid, Y. Kaska, B. Lazar, D. Margaritoulis, A. Panagopoulou, A. F. Rees, J. Tomás, O. Turkozan (2018) Mediterranean sea turtles: current knowledge and priorities for conservation and research. Endangered Species Research, 36, 229–267.

Luschi P., R. Mencacci, G. Cerritelli, L. Papetti, S. Hochscheid. (2018) Large-scale movements in the oceanic environment identify high-use areas for loggerheads foraging in central Mediterranean Sea. Marine Biology 165, 4.

Pace A., L. Meomartino, A. Affuso, G. Mennonna, S. Hochscheid, L. Dipineto (2018) Aeromonas induced polyostotic osteomyelitis in a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 132, 79-84.

Riquet, F., Liautard-Haag, C., Woodall, L., Bouza, C., Louisy, P., Hamer, B., Otero-Ferrer, F., Aublanc, P., Béduneau, V., Briard, O., El Ayari, T., Hochscheid, S. Belkhir, K., Arnaud-Haond, S., Gagnaire, P.-A., Bierne, N. (2018). Parallel pattern of differentiation at a genomic island shared between clinal and mosaic hybrid zones in a complex of cryptic seahorse lineages. bioRxiv, 161786, ver. 4 recommended and peer-reviewed by PCI Evol Biol.

Santoro M., F. Di Nocera, D. Iaccarino, P. Cipriani, I. Guadano Procesi, F. Maffucci, S. Hochscheid, C. Blanco, A. Cerrone, G. Galiero, G. Nascetti, S. Mattiucci (2018) Helminth parasites of the dwarf sperm whale Kogia sima (Cetacea: Kogiidae) from the Mediterranean Sea, with implications on host ecology. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 129, 175–182.

Travaglini A. & Crocetta F. (2018) Natural History Collections and Alien Species: an Overlooked Sample of Bursatella leachii Blainville, 1817 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Aplysiida) Backdates its Confirmed Presence in ItalyThalassas: An International Journal of Marine Scienceshttps://doi.org/10.1007/s41208-018-0101-2.

Uçar A.H., F. Maffucci, S. Ergene, M. Ergene, Y. Katılmış, E. Başkale, Y. Kaska, S. Hochscheid (2018) A Stranded Loggerhead Turtle Tracked with Satellite in Mersin Bay, Eastern Mediterranean Sea, Turkey. Marine Turtle Newsletter, No. 155, 12-14.


Annona, G., Caccavale, F., Pascual-Anaya, J., Kuratani, S., De Luca, P., Palumbo, A. & D’Aniello, S. (2017). Nitric Oxide regulates mouth development in amphioxus. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 8432.

Burguera, D., Marquez, Y., Racioppi, C., Permanyer, J., Torres-Méndez, A., Esposito, R.,Albuixech-Crespo,B., Fanlo,L., D’Agostino,Y., Gohr,A., Navas-Perez,E., Riesgo,A., Cuomo,L., Benvenuto,G., Christiaen,L., Martì,E., D’Aniello,S., Spagnuolo,A., Ristoratore,F., Arnone,M.I., Garcia-Fernàndez, J. & Irimia, M. (2017). Evolutionary recruitment of flexible Esrp-dependent splicing programs into diverse embryonic morphogenetic processes. Nature Communications, 8(1), 1799.

Carrieri, R., Manco, R., Sapio, D., Iannaccone, M., Fulgione, A., Papaianni, M., de Falco, B., Grauso, L., Tarantino, P., Ianniello, F. & Lanzotti, V. (2017). Structural data and immunomodulatory properties of a water-soluble heteroglycan extracted from the mycelium of an Italian isolate of Ganoderma lucidum. Natural Product Research, 31(18), 2119-2125.

Cirino, P., Brunet, C., Ciaravolo, M., Galasso, C., Musco, L., Vega Fernández, T., Sansone, C. & Toscano, A. (2017). The sea urchin Arbacia lixula: A novel natural source of astaxanthin. Marine Drugs, 15(6), 187.

Cirino, P., Ciaravolo, M., Paglialonga, A. & Toscano, A. (2017). Long-term maintenance of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus in culture. Aquaculture Reports, 7, 27-33.

Di Capua I., Maffucci F., Pannone R., Mazzocchi M.G., Biffali E. and Amato A. (2017). Molecular phylogeny of Oncaeidae (Copepoda) using nuclear ribosomal Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS rDNA) PLoS ONE, 12(4): e0175662. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0175662.

Entrambasaguas, L., Jahnke, M., Biffali, E., Borra, M., Sanges, R., Marín-Guirao, L. & Procaccini, G. (2017). Tissue-specific transcriptomic profiling provides new insights into the reproductive ecology and biology of the iconic seagrass species Posidonia oceanica. Marine Genomics, 35, 51-61.

Galdiero, E., Falanga, A., Siciliano, A., Maselli, V., Guida, M., Carotenuto, R.,Tussellino,M., Lombardi,L., Benvenuto, G. & Galdiero, S. (2017). Daphnia magna and Xenopus laevis as in vivo models to probe toxicity and uptake of quantum dots functionalized. International Journal of Nanomedicine, 12, 2717.

Liso, A., Castellani, S., Massenzio, F., Trotta, R., Pucciarini, A., Bigerna, B., De Luca, P., Zoppoli, P., Castiglione, F., Palumbo, M.C., Stracci, F., Landriscina, M., Specchia, G.A., Bach, L., Conese, M. & Falini, B. (2017). Human monocyte-derived dendritic cells exposed to hyperthermia show a distinct gene expression profile and selective upregulation of IGFBP6. Oncotarget, 8(37), 60826.

Luschi P., Mencacci R. ,Cerritelli  G.,  Papetti L. and Hochscheid S. (2017 online). Large-scale movements in the oceanic environment identify high-use areas for loggerheads foraging in central Mediterranean Sea. Marine Biology 165, 4.

Mangoni, O., Lombardo, R., Camminatiello, I., Margiotta, F., Passarelli, A. & Saggiomo, M. (2017). Phytoplankton community to assess the environmental status of the Adriatic Sea via non-linear partial least squares regression. Quality & Quantity, 51(2), 799-812.

Mangoni, O., Saggiomo, V., Bolinesi, F., Margiotta, F., Budillon, G., Cotroneo, Y., Misic, C., Rivaro, P. & Saggiomo, M. (2017). Phytoplankton blooms during austral summer in the Ross Sea, Antarctica: Driving factors and trophic implications. PloS ONE, 12(4), e0176033.

Manzo, S., Schiavo, S., Oliviero, M., Toscano, A., Ciaravolo, M. & Cirino, P. (2017). Immune and reproductive system impairment in adult sea urchin exposed to nanosized ZnO via food. Science of the Total Environment, 599, 9-13.

Matiddi M., Hochsheid S., Camedda A., Baini M., Cocumelli C, Serena F., Tomassetti P., Travaglini A., Marra S., Campani T., Scholl F., Mancusi C., Amato E., Briguglio P., Maffucci F., Fossi M.C., Bentivegna F., de Lucia G.A. (2017). Loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta): A target species for monitoring litter ingested by marine organisms in the Mediterranean Sea. Environmental Pollution, 230: 199-209.

Musacchia, F., Vasilev, F., Borra, M., Biffali, E., Sanges, R., Santella, L. & Chun, J.T. (2017). De novo assembly of a transcriptome from the eggs and early embryos of Astropecten aranciacus. PloS ONE, 12(9), e0184090.

Pepi, M., Heipieper, H.J., Balestra, C., Borra, M., Biffali, E. & Casotti, R. (2017). Toxicity of diatom polyunsaturated aldehydes to marine bacterial isolates reveals their mode of action. Chemosphere, 177, 258-265.

Richa, K., Balestra, C., Piredda, R., Benes, V., Borra, M., Passarelli, A., Margiotta, F., Saggiomo, M., Biffali, E., Sanges, R. and Scanlan, D.J. & Casotti, R. (2017). Distribution, community composition, and potential metabolic activity of bacterioplankton in an urbanized Mediterranean Sea coastal zone. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 83(17), e00494-17

Riquet, F., Liautard-Haag, C., Woodall, L., Bouza, C., Louisy, P., Hamer, B., Otero-Ferrer, F., Aublanc, P., Beduneau, V., Briard, O. and El Ayari, T., Hochscheid, S., Belkhir,K., Arnaud-Haond, S., Gagnaire, P.A. & Bierne N. (2017). Parallel use of a shared genomic island of speciation in clinal and mosaic hybrid zones between cryptic seahorse lineages. bioRxiv, 161786.

Riquet, F., Liautard-Haag, C., Woodall, L., Bouza, C., Patrick, L., Hamer, B., Otero, F., Lelong, P., Auffret, S., Briardy, O. and El Ayari, T., Liger,P., Hochscheid,S., Belkhir, K., Arnaud-Haond, S., Gagnaire, P.A. & Bierne, N. (2017). Reuse of a shared genomic island of speciation in clinal and mosaic hybrid zones between cryptic seahorse lineages. Peer Community in Evolutionary Biology, 2017

Rivaro, P., Ianni, C., Langone, L., Ori, C., Aulicino, G., Cotroneo, Y., Saggiomo, M. and Mangoni, O.  (2017). Physical and biological forcing of mesoscale variability in the carbonate system of the Ross Sea (Antarctica) during summer 2014’. Journal of Marine Systems 166:144-158 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2015.11.002)

Rotini, A., Tornambè, A., Cossi, R., Iamunno, F., Benvenuto, G., Berducci, M. Maggi, C., Thaller, M.C., Cicero, A.M., Manfra, L. & Migliore, L. (2017). Salinity-based toxicity of CuO nanoparticles, CuO-bulk and Cu ion to Vibrio anguillarum. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8. 2076.

Saggiomo, M., Poulin, M., Mangoni, O., Lazzara, L., De Stefano, M., Sarno, D. and Zingone, A. (2017). Spring-time dynamics of diatom communities in landfast and underlying platelet ice in Terra Nova Bay, Ross Sea, Antarctica. Journal of Marine Systems 166, 26-36.

Santoro M., Di Nocera F., Iaccarino D., Lawton S. P., Cerrone A., degli Uberti B., D’Amore M., Affuso A., Hochscheid S., Maffucci F., Galiero G. (2017). Pathology and molecular analysis of Hapalotrema mistroides (Digenea: Spirorchiidae) infecting a Mediterranean loggerhead turtle Caretta carettaDiseases of Aquatic Organisms, 124: 101–108.

Scipione, M.B., Lo Brutto, S., Cirino,P., Di Capua, I., Guglielmo,R., Patti,F.P. & Sarno, D. (2017). A network of italian amphipodologist in the frame of MOTAX. Biodiversity journal,8, 661-663.

Vinale, F., Nicoletti, R., Borrelli, F., Mangoni, A., Parisi, O.A., Marra, R., Lombardi, N., Lacatena, F., Grauso, L., Finizio, S. and Lorito, M. (2017). Co-Culture of Plant Beneficial Microbes as Source of Bioactive Metabolites. Scientific Reports, 7(1), p.14330, doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-14569-5.

Vuttariello, E., Borra, M., Mauriello, E., Calise, C., D'Andrea, B., Capiluongo, A., Fulciniti, F., Cipolletta, A., Monaco, M., Pezzullo, L. & Chiappetta, G. (2017). Multiplex PCR approach to simultaneously identify several mutations in fine needle cytology thyroid samples. Oncotarget, 8(30), 49351.


D’Agostino, Y., Locascio, A., Ristoratore, F., Sordino, P., Spagnuolo, A., Borra, M. and D’Aniello, S. (2016) A rapid and cheap methodology for CRISPR/Cas9 zebrafish mutant screening. Molecular biotechnology, 58: 73-78.

D'Alelio, D., Montresor, M., Mazzocchi, M. G., Margiotta, F., Sarno, D. and d'Alcalà, M. R. (2016). Plankton food-webs: to what extent can they be simplified? Advances in Oceanography and Limnology 7, 67-92.

De Felice, B., Borra, M., Manfellotto, F., Santangelo, A., Biffali, E. and Guida, M. (2016) Assessment of genetic diversity between wild and cultivated artichokes using SSR markers. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 63 (8) 1363-1369, Springer Netherlands.

Iacomino G., Russo P., Stillitano I., Lauria F., Marena P., Ahrens W., De Luca P. and Siani A. (2016). Circulating microRNAs are deregulated in overweight/obese children: preliminary results of the I.Family study. Genes and Nutrition, vol. 11:7, ISSN: 1555-8932.

Karaa, S., Maffucci, F., Jribi, I., Bologna, M. A., Borra, M., Biffali, E., Bradai, M. N. and Hochscheid, S. (2016). Connectivity and stock composition of loggerhead turtles foraging on the North African continental shelf (Central Mediterranean): implications for conservation and management. Marine Ecology. 37, 1103–1115. DOI: 10.1111/maec.12375.

Maffucci, F., Corrado, R., Palatella, L., Borra, M., Marullo, S., Hochscheid, S., Lacorata, G. and Iudicone, D. (2016). Seasonal heterogeneity of ocean warming: a mortality sink for ectotherm colonizers. Scientific Reports 6. Article number: 23983.

Mangoni, O., Lombardo, R., Camminatiello, I., Margiotta, F., Passarelli, A. and Saggiomo, M. (2016). Phytoplankton community to assess the environmental status of the Adriatic Sea via non-linear partial least squares regression. Quality & Quantity First Online: 12 October 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s11135-016-0440-0

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. Article number: 26086.

Motta, C.M., Cerciello, R., De Bonis, S., Mazzella, V., Cirino, P., Panzuto, R., Ciaravolo, M., Simoniello, P., Toscanesi, M., Trifuoggi, M. and Avallone, B. (2016). Potential toxicity of improperly discarded exhausted photovoltaic cells. Environmental Pollution, 216, 786-792.

Pepi, M., Borra, M., Tamburrino, S., Saggiomo, M., Viola, A., Biffali, E., Balestra, C., Sprovieri, M. and Casotti, R. (2016). A Bacillus sp isolated from sediments of the Sarno River mouth, Gulf of Naples (Italy) produces a biofilm biosorbing Pb(II). Science of the Total Environment 562, 588-595.

Rees, A. F., Alfaro-Shigueto, J., Barata,  P. C. R., Bjorndal, K. A., Bolten, A. B., Bourjea, J., Broderick, A. C., Campbell, L. M., Cardona, L. Carreras, C., Casale, P., Ceriani, S. A., Dutton, P. H., Eguchi, T., Formia, A., Fuentes, M. M. P. B., Fuller, W. J., Girondot, M., Godfrey, M. H., Hamann, M., Hart, K. M., Hays, G. C., Hochscheid, S., Kaska, Y., Jensen, M. P., Mangel, J. C., Mortimer, J. A., Naro-Maciel, E., Ng, C.K.Y., Nichols, W. J., Phillott, A. D., Reina, R. D., Revuelta, O., Schofield, G., Seminoff, J. A., Shanker, K., Tomás, J., van de Merwe, J. P., Van Houtan, K. S., Vander Zanden, H. B., Wallace, B. P., Wedemeyer-Strombel, K. R., Work, T. M. and Godley, B. J. (2016) Review: Are we working towards global research priorities for management and conservation of sea turtles? Endangered Species Research 31, 337–382.

Saggiomo, M., Poulin, M., Mangoni, O., Lazzara, L., De Stefano, M., Sarno, D. and Zingone, A. (2016). Spring-time dynamics of diatom communities in landfast and underlying platelet ice in Terra Nova Bay, Ross Sea, Antarctica. Journal of Marine Systems, 166:26-36.

Valenti D., Denaro G.; Spagnolo B., Mazzola S., Basilone G., Conversano F., Brunet C., Bonanno A. (2016). Stochastic models for phytoplankton dynamics in Mediterranean Sea. Elsevier Editorial System(tm) for Ecological Complexity, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecocom.2015.06.001

Zhou, C., Vitiello, V., Casals, E., Puntes, V. F., Iamunno, F., Pellegrini, D., Changwen, W., Benvenuto, G. and Buttino, I. (2016). Toxicity of nickel in the marine calanoid copepod Acartia tonsa: Nickel chloride versus nanoparticles. Aquatic Toxicology 170, 1-12.

Book and Chapters

Kooistra, W. H. and Pohl, G. (2015). Diatom Frustule Morphology and its Biomimetic Applications in Architecture and Industrial Design. In Evolution of Lightweight Structures, pp. 75-102. Netherlands: Springer.


Falcini, F., Di Cicco, A., Pitarch, J., Marullo, S., Colella, S., Volpe, G., Nardin, W., Margiotta, F. and Santoleri, R. (2016). Remote sensing analysis of the Tiber River sediment plume (Tyrrhenian Sea): spectral signature of erratic vs. persistent events. In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts.

Motta, C. M., Avallone, B., Cerciello, R., De Bonis, S., Mazzella, V., Cirino, P., Panzuto, R., Ciaravolo, M., Simoniello, P., Toscanesi, M. et al. (2016). Potential toxicity of improperly discarded exhausted photovoltaic cells. In 62nd Congress of the Italian Embryological Group (GEI), vol. 60: European Journal of Histochemistry.

Pisano, C., Carletta, G., D’Angelo, F., Esposito, A., Bianchino, E., Riccio, A., Festa, M., Cardile, F., Carchia, E., D’Acunto, W. et al. (2016). Molecular profiling of primary malignant pleuralmesothelioma histotypes cell lines reveals relationship between GDF15overexpression and cisplatin resistance both in in vitro and in vivo models. In AACR 107th Annual Meeting 2016. New Orleans, LA.


Caputi, L., Crocetta, F., Toscano, F., Sordino, P. and Cirino, P. (2015). Long-term demographic and reproductive trends in Ciona intestinalis sp A. Marine Ecology-an Evolutionary Perspective 36, 118-128.

Cozzolino, M., Cicatelli, A., Fortino, V., Guarino, F., Tagliaferri, R., Castiglione, S., De Luca, P., Napolitano, F., Celia, G., Iannotti, S. et al. (2015). The mind-body healing experience (mhe) is associated with gene expression in human leukocyte. International Journal of Physical and Social Sciences 5, 1-31.

Crocetta, F., Marino, R., Cirino, P., Macina, A., Staiano, L., Esposito, R., Pezzotti, M. R., Racioppi, C., Toscano, F., De Felice, E., Locascio, A., Ristoratore, F., Spagnuolo, A., Zanetti, L., Branno, M., Sordino, P. (2015). Mutation studies in ascidians: a review. Genesis 53, 160-9.

D'Alelio, D., Mazzocchi, M. G., Montresor, M., Sarno, D., Zingone, A., Di Capua, I., Franze, G., Margiotta, F., Saggiomo, V. and d'Alcala, M. R. (2015). The green-blue swing: plasticity of plankton food-webs in response to coastal oceanographic dynamics. Marine Ecology-an Evolutionary Perspective 36, 1155-1170.

Fiorito, G., Affuso, A., Basil, J., Cole, A., de Girolamo, P., D'Angelo, L., Dickel, L., Gestal, C., Grasso, F., Kuba, M. Mark, F., Melillo, D., Osorio, D., Perkins, K., Ponte, G., Shashar, N., Smith, D., Smith, J., Andrews, P.L. (2015). Guidelines for the Care and Welfare of Cephalopods in Research -A consensus based on an initiative by CephRes, FELASA and the Boyd Group. Lab Anim 49, 1-90.

Migliaccio, O., Castellano, I., Cirino, P., Romano, G. and Palumbo, A. (2015). Maternal Exposure to Cadmium and Manganese Impairs Reproduction and Progeny Fitness in the Sea Urchin Paracentrotus lividusPLoS One 10, e0131815.

Santamaria, G., Esposito, C. L., Cerchia, L., Benvenuto, G., Nanjappa, D., Sarno, D., Zingone, A., De Franciscis, V. and d'Alcala, M. R. (2015). Aptamers are an innovative and promising tool for phytoplankton taxonomy and biodiversity research. Chemistry and Ecology 31, 92-103.

Vicidomini, R., Di Giovanni, A., Petrizzo, A., Iannucci, L. F., Benvenuto, G., Nagel, A. C., Preiss, A. and Furia, M. (2015). Loss of Drosophila pseudouridine synthase triggers apoptosis-induced proliferation and promotes cell-nonautonomous EMT. Cell Death & Disease 6.


Falcini, F., Di Cicco, A., Pitarch, J., Colella, S., Lai, A., Marullo, S., Forneris, V., Nardin, W., Margiotta, F., Santoleri, R. et al. (2015). Variability of spatial patterns of total suspended matter in the Tyrrhenian Sea coasts from remote sensing data. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.

Manzo, S., Cirino, P., Schiavo, S., Oliviero, M., Ciaravolo, M. and Paglialonga, A. (2015). I ricci di mare nella ricerca ecotossicologica, possibili strategie per la disponibilità continua di gameti. Risultati preliminari. ISPRA Atti delle giornate di studio su emergenza ambiente: l'ecotossicologia come strumento di gestione, 119.


Adelfi MG, Borra M, Sanges M, Montresor M, Fontana A, Ferrante M-I (2014). Selection and validation of reference genes for qPCR analysis in the pennate diatoms Pseudo-nitzschia multistriata and Pseudo-nitzschia arenysensis. JEMBE Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 451C: 74-81.

Bosnjak I, Borra M, Iamunno F, Benvenuto G, Ujevic I, Buselic I, Roje-Busatto R, Mladineo I (2014). Effect of bisphenol A on P-glycoprotein-mediated efflux and ultrastructure of the sea urchin embryo. Aquatic Toxicology, 156: 21-29.

Carella F, Aceto S, Saggiomo M, Mangoni O, De Vico G (2014). Gorgonian disease outbreak in the Gulf of Naples: pathology reveals cyanobacterial infection linked to elevated sea temperatures. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 110: 69-80.

Caputi L, Crocetta F, Toscano F, Sordino P, Cirino P (2014). Long-term demographic and reproductive trends in Ciona intestinalis sp. A. Marine Ecology AEP, DOI: 10.1111/MAEC.12125.

Carotenuto M, De Antonellis P, Liguori L, Benvenuto G, Magliulo D, Alonzi A, Turino C, Attanasio C, Damiani V, Bello AM, Vitiello F, Pasquinelli R, Terracciano L, Federico A, Fusco A, Freeman J, Dale TC, Decraene C, Chiappetta G, Piantedosi F, Calabrese C, Zollo M (2014). H-Prune through GSK-3β interaction sustains canonical WNT/β-catenin signaling enhancing cancer progression in NSCLC. Oncotarget, 5: 5736-5749.

Casale P, Freggi D, Maffucci F, Hochscheid S (2014). Adult sex ratios of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in two Mediterranean foraging grounds. Scientia Marina. 78: 303-309.

Clusa M, Carreras C, Pascual M, Gaughran S, Piovano S, Fernández G Levy Y, Tomás J,  Raga JA, Maffucci F, Hochscheid S, Aguilar A, Cardona L (2014). Fine-scale distribution of juvenile Atlantic and Mediterranean loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Biology, 161: 509-519.

D'Alelio D, Mazzocchi M G, Montresor M, Sarno D, Zingone A, Di Capua I, Franzé G, Margiotta F, Saggiomo V, Ribera D’Alcalà M (2014). The green-blue swing: plasticity of plankton food-webs in response to coastal oceanographic dynamics. Marine Ecology, 2014: 1-16.

De Felice B, Mondola P, Sasso A, Orefice G, Bresciamorra V, Vacca G, Biffali E, Borra M, Pannone R (2014) Small non-coding RNA signature in multiple sclerosis patients after treatment with interferon-beta. BMC Medical Genomics. 7: 26.

De Felice B, Annunziata A, Fiorentino G, Borra M, Biffali E, Coppola C, Cotrufo R, Brettschneider J, Giordana ML, Dalmay T, Wheeler G, D’Alessandro R (2014) miR-338-3p is over-expressed in blood, CFS, serum and spinal cord from sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients. Neurogenetics, 15: 243-253.

De Felice B, Annunziata A, Fiorentino G, Manfellotto F, D'Alessandro R, Marino R, Borra M, Biffali E (2014). Telomerase expression in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients. Journal of Human Genetics, 59: 555-561.

Della Torre C, Bergami E, Salvati A, Faleri C, Cirino P, Dawson KA, Corsi I. (2014). Accumulation and Embryotoxicity of Polystyrene Nanoparticles at Early Stage of Development of Sea Urchin Embryos Paracentrotus lividus. Environmental Science & Technology, 48: 12302-12311.

Escalera L, Benvenuto G, Scalco E, Zingone A, Montresor M (2014). Ultrastructural features of the benthic dinoflagellate Ostreopsis cf. ovata (Dinophyceae). Protist, 165: 260-274.

Guida M, Cannavacciuolo PL, Cesarano M, Borra M, Biffali E, D’Alessandro R, De Felice B (2014) Microbial diversity of landslide soils assessed by RFLP and SSCP fingerprints. Journal of Applied Genetics, 55: 403-15.

Fiorito G, Affuso A, Anderson DB, Basil J, Bonnaud L, Botta G, Cole A, D'Angelo L, De Girolamo P, Dennison N, Dickel L, Di Cosmo A, Di Cristo C, Gestal C, Fonseca R, Grasso F, Kristiansen T, Kuba M, Maffucci F, Manciocco A, Mark FC, Melillo D, Osorio D, Palumbo A, Perkins K, Ponte G, Raspa M, Shashar N, Smith J, Smith D, Sykes A, Villanueva R, Tublitz N, Zullo L, Andrews P. (2014) Cephalopods in neuroscience: regulations, research and the 3Rs. Invert Neurosci. 2014 Mar;14(1):13-36. DOI: 10.1007/s10158-013-0165-x. Epub 2014 Jan 3.

Hochscheid S. (2014) Why we mind sea turtles’ underwater business: A review on the study of diving behavior. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 450: 118-136.

Porreca I, D'Angelo F, Gentilcore D, Carchia E, Amoresano A, Affuso A, Ceccarelli M, De Luca P, Esposito L, Guadagno FM, Mallardo M, Nardone A, Maccarone S, Pane F, Scarfò M, Sordino P, De Felice M, Ambrosino C. (2014). Cross-species toxicogenomic analyses and phenotypic anchoring in response to groundwater low-level pollution. BMC Genomics, 2014 Dec 5 ;15: 1067. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-1067.

Sorrenti G., Bagnoli A, Miraglia V, Crocetta F, Vitiello V, Ristoratore F, Cirino P, Sansone G, Sordino P. (2014). Investigating sperm cryopreservation in a model tunicate, Ciona intestinalis sp. A. Cryobiology,  68: 43-9.


Bošnjak I, Pleić IL, Borra M, Mladineo I (2013). Quantification and in situ localisation of abcb1 and abcc9 genes in toxicant-exposed sea urchin embryos. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, DOI: 10.1007/s11356-013-1819-2

Brunet C, Conversano F, Margiotta F, Dimier C, Polimene L, Tramontano F, Saggiomo M. (2013). Role of light and photophysiological properties on phytoplankton succession during the spring bloom in the north-western Mediterranean Sea. Advances in Oceanography and Limnology, 4: 1-19.

Cecchini S, Paciolla M, Biffali E, Borra M, Ursini MV, Lioi MB (2013). Ontogenetic profile of innate immune related genes and their tissue-specific expression in brown trout, Salmo trutta (Linnaeus, 1758). Fish & shellfish Immunology, 35: 988-992.

Cheng I-J, Bentivegna F, Hochscheid S (2013). The behavioural choices of green turtles nesting at two environmentally different islands in Taiwan. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 440: 141-148.

Giovagnetti V, Brunet C, Conversano F, Tramontano F, Obernosterer I, Ridame C, Guieu C. (2013). Assessing the role of dust deposition on phytoplankton ecophysiology and succession in a low-nutrient low-chlorophyll ecosystem: a mesocosm experiment in the Mediterranean Sea. Biosciences, 10: 2973-2991.

Guida M, Marra M, Zullo F, Guida M, Trifuoggi M, Biffali E, Borra M, De Mieri G., D’Alessandro R, De Felice B (2013). Association between exposure to dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls and miR-191 expression in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis, 753: 36-41.

Hochscheid S, Travaglini A, Maffucci F, Hays GC, Bentivegna F (2013). Since turtles cannot talk: what beak movement sensors can tell us about the feeding ecology of neritic loggerhead turtles, Caretta caretta. Marine Ecology, 34: 257-379.

Maffucci F, D’Angelo I, Hochscheid S, Ciampa M, De Martino G, Travaglini A, Treglia G, Bentivegna F (2013). Sex ratio of juvenile loggerhead turtles in the Mediterranean sea: is it really 1:1? Marine Biology, 160: 1097-1107.

Maffucci F, Annona G, de Girolamo P, Bologna MA, Meomartino L, Montesano A, Bentivegna F, Hochscheid S (2013). Bone density in the loggerhead turtle: functional implications for stage specific aquatic habits. Journal of Zoology, 291: 243-248.

Montresor M, Di Prisco C, Sarno D, Margiotta F, Zingone A (2013). Diversity and germination patterns of diatom resting stages at a coastal Mediterranean site. Marine Ecology Progress Series 484: 79-95.

Mangoni  O, Basset A, Bergamasco A, Carrada GC, Margiotta F, Passarelli  A, Rivaro P,  Saggiomo M, Saggiomo V (2013). A case study on the application of the MSFD to Mediterranean coastal systems: The Po plume, as a transitional water system in the Northern Adriatic basin. Transit. Water Bull. 7: 175-201.

Sirakov M, Borra M, Plateroti M. (2013) Defining suitable reference genes for RT-qPCR analysis on intestinal epithelial cells. Molecular Biotechnology, DOI 10.1007/s12033-012-9643-3 06/01/2013

Vuttariello E, Borra M, Calise C, Mauriello E, Greggi S, Vecchione A, Biffali E, Chiappetta G (2013). A New Rapid Methodological Strategy to Assess BRCA Mutational Status. Molecular Biotechnology, 54: 954-960.


Basile F, Di Santi A, Ferretti L, Bentivegna F, Pica A (2012). Hematology of the Mediterranean population of sea turtle (Caretta caretta): comparison of blood values in wild and captive, juvenile and adult animals. Comparative Clinical Pathology, 21: 1401-1406.

Cerchia L, Esposito CL, Camorani S, Rienzo A, Stasio L, Insabato L, Affuso A, de Franciscis V. (2012). Targeting Axl with an high-affinity inhibitory aptamer. Molecular Therapy, 12: 2291-2303.

Gargiulo S, Greco A, Gramanzini M, Esposito S, Affuso A, Brunetti A, Vesce G. (2012). Mice anesthesia, analgesia, and care, part I: anesthetic considerations in preclinical research. ILAR Journal, 53: 55-69.

Gargiulo S, Greco A, Gramanzini M, Esposito S, Affuso A, Brunetti A, Vesce G. (2012). Mice Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Care, Part II: Anesthetic Considerations in Preclinical Imaging Studies. ILAR Journal, 53: 70-81.

Giovagnetti V, Cataldo Maria L, Conversano F, Brunet C. (2012). Growth and photophysiological responses of two picoplanktonic Minutocellus species, strains RCC967 and RCC703 (Bacillariophyceae). European Journal of Phycology, 47: 408-420.

La Ferla R, Maimone G, Azzaro, Conversano F, Brunet C, Cabral AS, Paranhos R (2012). Vertical distribution of the prokaryotic cell size in the Mediterranean Sea. Helgoland Marine Research 66: 635-650.

Rivaro P, Abelmoschi M L, Grotti M, Magi E, Margiotta F, Massolo S, Saggiomo V (2012). Combined effects of hydrological structure and iron and copper availability on the phytoplankton growth in Terra Nova Bay Polynya (Ross Sea, Antarctica), Deep-Sea Research Part I. 62: 97-110.

Saied A, Maffucci F, Hochscheid S, Dryag S, Swayeb B, Borra M, Ouerghi A, Procaccini G, Bentivegna F (2012). Loggerhead turtles nesting in Libya: an important management unit for the Mediterranean stock. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 450: 207-218.

Vasilev F, Chun JT, Gragnaniello G, Garante E, Santella L. (2012) Effects of ionomycin on egg activation and early development in starfish. PLoS One. 7(6):e39231. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039231. Epub 2012 Jun 18. PubMed PMID: 22723970; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3377674.


Bello G, Travaglini A, Bentivegna F (2011). Histioteuthis bonnellii (Cephalopoda: Histioteuthidae): a new prey item of the leatherback turtle Dermochelys coriacea (Reptilia: Dermochelidae). Marine Biology Research. 7: 314-316.

Castells E, Molinier J, Benvenuto G, Bourbousse C, Zabulon G, Zalc A, Cazzaniga S, Genschik P, Barneche F, Bowler C (2011). The conserved factor DE-ETIOLATED1 cooperates with CUL4-DDB1DDB2 to maintain genome integrity upon UV stress. EMBO Journal 30: 1162-1172.

Esposito CL, Passaro D, Longobardo I, Condorelli G, Marotta P, Affuso A, de Franciscis V, Cerchia L (2011).  A Neutralizing RNA Aptamer against EGFR Causes Selective Apoptotic Cell Death. PLoS One, 6(9): e24071. Epub 2011 Sep 6.

Lauritano C, Borra M, Carotenuto Y, Biffali E, Miralto A, Procaccini G, Ianora A (2011). First molecular evidence of diatom effects in the copepod Calanus helgolandicus. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 404: 79-86.

Lauritano C, Borra M, Carotenuto Y, Biffali E, Miralto A, Procaccini G, Ianora A (2011). Molecular evidence of the toxic effects of diatom diets on gene expression patterns in copepods. Plos one. 6 (10) e26850.

Mangoni O, Margiotta F, Saggiomo M, Santarpia I, Budillon G, Saggiomo V (2011). Trophic Characterization of the Pelagic Ecosystem in Vlorë Bay (Albania). Journal of coastal Research. 58: 67-79.

Saggiomo V, Santarpia I, Saggiomo M, Margiotta F, Mangoni O, (2011). Primary production processes and photosynthetic performance of a unique periantarctic ecosystem: the Strait of Magellan. Polar Biology. 34: 1255–1267.

Tesson SVM, Borra M, Kooistra WHCF, Procaccini G (2011). Microsatellite primers in the planktonic diatom Pseudo-nitzschia multistriata (Bacillariophyceae). American Journal of Botany. 98: 89-100.

Other journals


Caroppo C, Cabrini M, Facca C, Lazzara L, Mangoni O,  Penna A, Saggiomo V, Saggiomo M, Socal G, Totti C (2014). Evaluation of pelagic environmental Status through the phytoplankton community study. Biologia Marina Mediterranea 21: 402-405.

Casotti R, Saggiomo M, Mangoni O, Margiotta F, Saggiomo V, Santarpia I (2013). A Chemotaxonomical approach towards synthetic indicators of main phytoplanktonic groups in the context of MSFD. Rapp. Comm. int. Mer Médit., 40:566.

Margiotta F, Mangoni O, Santarpia I, Saggiomo M, Saggiomo V, Casotti R (2013) Response of Phytoplankton assemblages to terrigenous pressure in the Southern Tyrrhenian Sea. Biologia Marina Mediterranea 20: 214-215.

Mangoni O, Casotti R, Margiotta F, Saggiomo M, Saggiomo V (2013) Marine Strategy: spatio-temporal dynamics of phytoplankton assemblages in different coastal marine areas of the Adriatic Sea. Biologia Marina Mediterranea 20: 212-213.

Saggiomo M, Mangoni O, Margiotta F, Saggiomo V, Santarpia I, Casotti R (2013). A Chemotaxonomical approach towards synthetic indicators of phytoplankton composition in the context of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Biologia Marina Mediterranea 20: 222-223.


Chaieb O, Elouaer A, Maffucci F, Karaa S, Bradai MN, et al. (2012) Population structure and dispersal patterns of loggerhead sea turtles Caretta caretta in Tunisian coastal waters, central Mediterranean. Endangered Species Research 18: 35-45.


Bentivegna F, Ciampa M, Hochscheid S (2011) The presence of the green turtle, Chelonia mydas, in Italian coastal waters during the last two decades. Marine Turtle Newsletter, 131: 41-46.


Rossi L., P. Luschi, P. Casale, S. Hochscheid, V. Angelini, C. Vallini, G. Insacco (2013) MSFD Supporting document on the methodology and data used for the definition of marine distribution of Caretta caretta based on satellite telemetry data. ISPRA 2013

Maffucci F., Oliverio M., Garofalo L., Gaspari S., Ciofi C., DeLucia A., Casale P. (2013) MSFD Supporting document on the methodology and data used for the analysis of the genetic structure of Caretta caretta individuals present in the Italian marine subregions (criterion 1.3). ISPRA


Cirino P (2013). Dissection of the endostyle in Ciona intestinalis. In: ASSEMBLE virtual tool box protocols www.assemblemarine.org.

Cirino P, Toscano A. (2012). Fertilization in Paracentrotus lividus. In: ASSEMBLE virtual tool box protocols www.assemblemarine.org.

Cirino P (2012). Induced spawning of gametes in Ciona intestinalis. In: ASSEMBLE virtual tool box protocols www.assemblemarine.org.

Cirino P, Toscano A. (2012). Spawning of gametes in Paracentrotus lividus. In: ASSEMBLE virtual tool box protocols www.assemblemarine.org.

Cirino P, Francone M., Ristoratore F., Zanetti L. (2012). Preparation of Ascidian hemolymph for the culture of Ciona cells. In: ASSEMBLE virtual tool box protocols www.assemblemarine.org.

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