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Pisa Unit

Responsible: Dr. Vincenzo Longo
E-mail: vincenzo.longo*ibba.cnr.it (1)

Via G. Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa

Ph. +39 050 3152690
Fax +39 050 3153328

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Laboratories "Microbiology of the Soil "(former CSMS):Via del Borghetto 80,56124 Pisa

Laboratories "Mutagenesis and Differentiation" (ex IMD): Via Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa

(1) in order to avoid spamming the @ was replaced by *

The Unit in Pisa originates from the former Soil Microbiology Centre (CS Microbiologia del Suolo) and part of the Mutagenesis and Differentation Institute. The former Centre staff comprises two CNR researchers, still based at the Faculty of Agriculture. The cultural inheritance of the Pisa Section revolves around the relationship between micro-organisms and plants and on their possible effects on biodiversity and on micro-organism functions, as well as on the effects of mycorrhizosphere micro-organisms both amongst themselves and on the plants they are associated with. An important contributor to these studies is a young researcher who (in cooperation with researchers in Milan and at Pisa University) is attempting to isolate and identify the physiological role of gene sequences involved in plant adaptation to environmental stress through a biological molecular approach. Former IMD staff represent the most consistent IBBA group in Pisa, consisting in four researchers and four technicians, located in the CNR Research Area. Their major research interests are: molecular and cytophysiological basis of meristematic and embryogenic competence, epigenetic processes, somaclonal variation and meiosis for in vitro selection of elite genotypes in crop species; development of new protocols for crop genetic transformation that exploit cellular totipotency and adaptative responses to stress; use of yeast systems to support plant post-genomics and for studies of mutagenesis and antimutagenesis in eukaryotic cells.

At present the Pisa unit comprises 10 researchers, 2 technicians, 2 administrative employees, 2 associate researchers, 2 trainees (last update april 2016).

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